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Artisan Inspired Sweet Pear

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend – I was lucky enough to enjoy a weekend with loads of crafty friends at our latest Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Auckland!  There is nothing else quite like spending creative fun time with like-minded people – we got to see the new Annual Catalogue and boy oh boy is it amazing!!  I can’t share any details with you just yet as it is all still under embargo, but I will share later this week – in fact I may even do a Facebook Live to share it all!

Today’s card was inspired by Artisan Design Team Member Susan Wong – she shared a card on Instagram with sponged embossed background using the Fruit Basket stamp set and I really loved how she had layered lots of different elements on the card, so this is my interpretation of her card!

I started by sponging a little Pool Party ink towards the centre of some Shimmery White cardstock before stamping some pears in Pear Pizzazz (funny that!) and also heat embossing some with the awesome Copper Embossing Powder (which I really need to use more often!).  Then I layered up several other elements including some Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, cardstock strips, Linen Thread and of course a stamped focal point.  And did you see the little half circle notch onthe right side of the card for the thread to sit in – isn’t that such a cute detail – thanks for the idea Susan!

I really love the small relaxed style font of the sentiments in this set – it’s casual, fun and just seems to suit the fruit images so well!  The DSP circle was cut with the Layering Circles Framelit Dies and I like how just that little bit of scalloping adds so much more interest to the card than just a plain circle would – it’s all in the little details right?

Stamps: Fruit Basket
Cardstock: Pool Party, So Saffron, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Tutti Frutti DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Circle Punch

The Last Chance list is out tomorrow – have you stocked up on these colours yet before they sell out?


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