Welcome back to another edition of the Tour de Freaks! Our theme this month is "Spring is Here!." I know that's wishful thinking for some folks, but it WILL get here eventually! If you have been following the links, then you just landed here from Kelly's blog, A Stamp Above. To take the whole tour, click on the links at the bottom of each page - there are seven of us this month.
When I think of Spring, I think of flowers (daffodils in particular) and birds and butterflies, but one thing I really look forward to each year is strawberries! So that's my focus today. My first card doesn't even use any of the strawberry images currently available from Stampin' Up! Nope - I used the flower petals in Bunch of Blossoms, and built my own berries! The berry seeds are the little dots image in that same stamp set.
|STAMPS: Bunch of Blossoms CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Red Glimmer INK: Real Red, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Garden Green ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Softly Falling TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch|
My next cards uses the little strawberry found in Cool Treats. I stamped it randomly to make the background paper, then used a die-cut heart (rounded the bottom with the PL corner rounder) for the berry and die-cut flower from the Succulent Framelits for the cap.
|STAMPS: Cool Treats CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Tasty Treats DSP INK: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread|
And for my last card, I kept the berry theme going by using some Fruit Stand DSP, and since I had the Succulent Framelits out, made a big ol' THANK YOU flower!
That's all I have for you today! Have I made you hungry for some sweet, ripe, juicy strawberries? I know I am! Now hop on over to see what LeeAnn has for you at FlowerBug's Inkspot!