strawberry birthday

Hello crafty friends. We’re heading back into the strawberry season here in the UK, so I’ve brought the ‘sweet strawberry’ set from Stampin’ Up! out of retirement for today’s card. I’ve used the colours from the new challenge at Color Throwdown, together with several elements of the inspo list from Festive Friday – food, birthday, gingham, red & punches.

I started by stamping the leaves and flowers onto a square of card in ‘bundled sage’ Distress Oxide, and then lightly shaded them with Pergaliner pencils. I mounted that onto a layer of navy card and then attached it to a 6×6 card front that I’d covered with a light green gingham paper that’s been in my stash for more years than I care to admit!

I used the co-ordinating ‘strawberry builder’ punch to get two berries and leaves, stamping the berries in ‘festive berries’ with ‘shadow grey’ Archival for the details and the leaves in the ‘bundled sage’ and ‘shadow grey’. I glued the leaves onto the top of the strawberries and then attached them to the card with foam pads.

Spot the not-so deliberate mistake! I should have stamped the sentiment before attaching the berries, and had to gently peel one off so I could add it – doh! The sentiment was added in ‘cobalt’ Archival ink, and then the strawberry went back into place.

We are so spoilt these days as we can get strawberries all year round, but they do taste so much better when they’re in season. I’m looking forward to a big juicy bowl of English berries in a few weeks!

6 thoughts on “strawberry birthday

  1. Love those strawberries surrounded by the gingham border – so fresh and healthy too for eat what you want day! There is nothing better than a fresh British strawberry though, you’re so right – not long now!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday!

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