Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Berry Best Wishes

Hello there. How is Tuesday going for you?

It was supposed to be rainy here all day today, but the sun is peeking out between the clouds. Guess I can't complain about that, huh?

I squeezed in a card last night for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. I have some new Wplus9 goods that were just waiting patiently to be inked.

I love this peachy orange color for the berries. Just a little different, but so fun!

I started by die cutting the shapes I wanted to use from Vintage Cream cardstock using the Fresh Picked Die. Then I went in and stamped the leaf and berry images from Fresh Picked using this week's challenge colors. I really like these colors together!

I inked the edges of the leaves and berries with Antique Linen Distress Ink and layered them on a circle die cut from Groovy Guava cardstock. The cute sentiment is also from Fresh Picked, I love the font combination.

I layered the berries and circle onto a die cut doily and then onto my card base. I used patterned paper from MME for the base. Some Star Dust Stickles were added to the raspberries as a finishing touch to make it all nice and sparkly.

This card is an example of just why I love playing along with the Play Date Cafe color challenges - I would probably not have thought to pull these colors together, but I really love the result of them all together. Especially with the cute, vintagey berry motif!

Have a sweet day my dears :)


STAMPS: Fresh Picked - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Marina Mist, Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Nostalgia Collection - My Mind's Eye
INK: Pacific Point, Sage Shadow, Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Fresh Picked Die - Wplus9; Standard Circles Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts; French Pastry Doily Die - Cheery Lynn Designs; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger Industries; Sewing Machine - Janome


  1. What a gorgeous card! I love all the dies you've used and it all looks wonderful set off against that lovely doily! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. You really do such wonderful things with Dawn's images, Anya! And your touch of Stickles is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And so glad you're enjoying your new goodies! Hugs!

  3. Oh Anya - you are totally going to go and get me hooked on another set of stamps! Those sugared berries are so YUMMY looking! That close up shot is just eye candy - all those layered berries on that doily - I gotta get this set now!!!!


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