Friday, February 25, 2011

Strawberry Dream

Last night I had the most wonderful dream.  I was in a strawberry field picking berries and could smell the sweet scent of it all.  Later, I found myself in the kitchen cooking up some strawberry jam.  Next, I found myself waking up to the automated phone call from the school announcing a school delay.  Bummer!

While I was outside shoveling, I came up with the idea of creating a card with the Tart & Tangy stamp set.   I’m challenging myself with colors. Instead of using the obvious Real Red and Old Olive, I’m gonna try Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz.  Here it is:

I used my versamarker to "wet" the bottom of each berry, then I added heat and stick powder and iridescent ice to resemble sugar.  Kinda cute, I think.  I'm gonna send this card to my hostesses.

Stamps:   Tart & Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:   Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints II dsp
Ink:  Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz markers
Accessories:   versamarker, heat and stick powder, iridescent ice, heat tool, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8 " circle punch, scallop circle punch, small oval punch, oval punch

While I was outside shoveling this morning, I saw the 'sign man' (that's the name Clarice uses for the crossing guard) drive away. I knew immediately that school had been cancelled.  It's almost a miracle that I got this card completed today!  It seemed all day like the kids were either eating or arguing.  That's a day in my life.

Happy stamping!



Leena Girsa said...

Love this card! The berries look yummy enough to eat! I have the tart and tangy set and have yet to ink it up! Thanks for the inspiration!! Now following your blog from SC #342...hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance.

bensarmom said...

Susan what a yummy card and an incredible dream! I love the look you added to the bottom of the strawberries. Just beautiful!

Susan said...

I love this set and your versamark technique makes it look really cute! Thanks for following my blog, too!

Joe E. said...

It won't be long, you'll be picking real strawberries!! Let me know when the jam is ready...Yum! Yum!

Micki said...

Darling card! I finally got around to following your blog...I'm still catching up with SC!
You may have my "Avenue of Art" blog. - Micki