Sunday, January 3, 2021

Stamp of the Week - Sweet Strawberry

Hey there, stampers! It's week number 1 of Stamp of the Week (SOTW) and our first featured stamp is the luscious Sweet Strawberry! It's a sixteen piece photopolymer (two-step) stamp set and has a coordinating Strawberry Builder punch that you can "bundle" and get 10% off. I'm slowly adding to the 40 birthday card stash for my daughter's birthday, so of course this had to be a birthday card!

Originally I had planned to stamp the entire background with the flowers (Smoky Slate, stamped off), but it looked a little too plain, so I added the Stitched Lace panel and that was enough. Instead of using the filler stamp for the strawberry and leaves, I opted to color with Stampin' Blends. I like being able to add shading to the images.

And, as always, I just had to add some bling! Those Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels are the perfect accent to the red strawberry. And, if you've read this far, I have to show you a funny... I obviously hadn't had enough coffee when I made this card this morning. I kept thinking, "How odd that SU made the strawberry pear-shaped." Yeah, I had a do-over. *smacks forehead* At least I only had to do the berry, not the whole card.

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