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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Shabby Cherries


Today's card is for the challenge going on at The Shabby Tea Room, and I knew I had to play because of the inspiration photo and the fact that I LOVE cherries.


Cherry pie was one of my favorite summertime treats as a child and just writing about them makes me want a piece.  A big FAT piece.  With vanilla ice cream, no less.

After dry embossing the base layer, I decided to use some of my favorite Inspired By Stamping stamps for this card beginning with the recently released French Country Backgrounds for the red checked strip.

The washi tape strips are from the set appropriately named Washi Tape ...

...while the center panel was stamped with one of the sentiments from the All Year Wishes I set.  It was also cut using one of the Fancy Labels 2 dies.

See those cute little cherries?

They were stamped from the Mason Jar Summer Add On set, and what's really fun is that I cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo because Joanna is kind enough to include FREE cut files with many of her stamps!  Pretty cool, huh?  I gave them some shine with Glossy Accents and adhered them to my seam binding/baker's twine bow arrangement.

Oh, and the washi tape strips were also cut using the cut files designed for this set.  No need to fussy cut!

Some stitching and pearls finished this little gem.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and visit, and I wish you a lovely day full of crafting goodness if at all possible.  Even a little bit done at night after the kids are in bed is better than none.  That's what 8:00 bedtimes are for.  :)

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

The Shabby Tea Room #174 - Cherry Pie
Frosted Designs - Ribbon, Twine, Washi (how about all three?)
Pile It On #27 - Food
613 Ave. Create #27 - Anything Goes + Create Your Own (I used patterned paper, solid paper, sentiment, sketch, die cut, Glossy Accents, pearls, washi tape, twine and ribbon.)

Mojo Monday #301 - Sketch



Michaela said...

Gorgeous card, Shea! Loving every element you used. The embossing is just brilliant and great use of washi tapes too. You are making my taste buds going with the cherry pie and those pretty cherries.
Michaela xx

Lori Apgar said...

Your card is just darling!! I love the shabby chic-ness and the stitching!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!!

Kristi Schurr said...

Gorgeous as usual, Shea! Love the little cherries!♥

Chana said...

Shea, this is a wonderful piece of work! I love the outstanding integration of patterns and the great use of color. The background embossing could not be more powerful and, of course, your focal grouping is just gorgeous. It is a testament to your use of color, pattern and shapes, that the washi banners are not a distraction from the main focal group. This is not easy to pull off.
Thanks for bringing this marvelous creation to our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty card, Shea, with the best of color combinations and textures. Pretty ribbons, twine, tapes, stitching I have pinned it! hugs, de

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful! Love what you did with the washi stamps.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Shea! Love the washi stamps. Mwah!

Debbie said...

What a little beauty, Shea! I love all the elements you added to your design and the mixy-matchy feel! Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Starr said...

Oh my goodness..your card is just gorgeous! The colors and details are amazing! I love it! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Ella's Design said...

Fab card, Shea! Love the colour combo, fab textures and patterns and washi tape strips! Great interpretation of that MM sketch and gorgeous details - those cherries look good enough to a pie :P !! Lisa x

Tamra Pope said...

Very refreshing and fabulous card, thanks for joining Frosted Designs.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your card! I've selected it as one of my Weekly Picks on my blog: You are really talented!

Kimberly Clark said...

cute card!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on... hope to see you back again this week for our new challenge! - kimberly DT

Joni Parker said...

Wow...gorgeous. I love the Washi strips!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!