Friday, March 14, 2008

Windows of Cherries

I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile, so I had to try it out as soon I got my Tart & Tangy set and the new Summer Picnic DSP. I don’t normally frequent the card section in stores, but I happened to be in Target one day and saw a card that inspired this one. The Target card had cherries all over the front, and the cherries were cut-out circles. It was monochromatic with a lighter color in the background for the cherry.

For my card, I cut 3 1 ¾” squares from Whisper White cardstock and stamped the cherry in Old Olive (I just stamped the whole thing in Olive since I wouldn’t be using the cherry part of the stamp). I then punched the cherries out with a ½” circle punch. The punch is slightly larger than the cherry, but the handheld punch is too small and the ½” circle accomplished my goal. Finally, the squares were adhered to a piece of Real Red cardstock with dimensionals to make the “window”.

To finish the card, I added a couple of different patterns from the Summer Picnic DSP and stamped Warm Wishes in Old Olive. The Old Olive poly-twill ribbon was tied through one of the punched out cherries.

Recipe:
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Hugs & Wishes
CS: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive Poly-Twill Ribbon
Tools: ½: Circle Punch, Signo White Gel Pen

8 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

BRILLIANT, absolutely BRILLIANT, Carol!!! You are so clever and creative ... AMAZING!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, you are so creative, love the card.

Ann said...

Adorable card!

beate said...

Great idea! Love your cherries!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous idea!!! I LOVE this stamp set and Designer Paper!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of having the punched out shape be the object. You got my brain thinking about what else I could make those circles into.... truck tires, candy pieces, etc. Thanks!

Jara said...

Really, really cute! Very timely as we're looking at end of the year and teacher appreciation gifts!

Love the old olive and real red with the Tart and Tangy! TFS

DonnaB said...

Awesome! I have never added a comment about a card before. This card is adorable and so inspiring. Thank you for posting it.