Hi there! This is Daniel West with Del and Artie, what a joy to have you with me on the blog today!
Summertime has arrived and sweet, sun-ripened strawberries have, too!! What a great time to bite into a juicy, red berry dipped in chocolate or dulce de leche. When I think of my favorite fruit, strawberries in the summer, with a little sugar and cream—oh my— I have to stop.
Needless to say, a card with strawberries on the front makes for a great way to tell someone how much you love them. So, today, I made a beautiful berry themed handmade card using Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in Pure White 100 lb and Sirio Ultra Black, colored in with Catherine Pooler inks.
To begin, you will need to gather these supplies:
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in Pure White 100 lb and Sirio Ultra Black
- Sweet Strawberries Stamp and Dies Bundle and the Sketched Stripes Background Stamp from Concord & 9th.
- Black Jack, Peppermint Scrub, Rouge and Green Tea Inks from Catherine Pooler
- Die cutting machine
- Paper trimmer
- Scoring Tool
- Stamping tool (i.e. acrylic block, MISTI)
- Strong liquid adhesive
- Foam Tape
Follow these step-by-step directions to complete your card:
- Begin by cutting a 4.25 x 5.5” (A2) card panel and an 8.5 by 5.5” card base out of a sheet of Pure White cardstock
- Stamp the small strawberries out in Peppermint Scrub ink and the leaves out in Green Tea ink onto some Pure White cardstock.
- Stamp the large strawberry out using Rouge ink
- Die cut all of the pieces with the coordinating dies.
- Stamp the Sketched Stripes image out onto the A2-sized panel using Black Jack (dark gray) ink.
- Adhere the smaller strawberries and leaves onto the front of the panel.
Pop up the large strawberry with some foam tape onto the front of the panel.
- Heat emboss the sentiment on to some black cardstock with white embossing powder.
- Trim the sentiment down to a rectangle and add a fletch tail on the left-hand side.
- Adhere it to the front with foam tape, as well.
To finish off the card, adhere the panel to the scored card base with some strong adhesive
Thank you for joining me today for this card tutorial. I am happy to connect with you about this project and supplies I used to create them via social media! Find me at my links below. Also, be sure to follow Cardstock Warehouse on Facebook and Instagram! Tag us in your creations using #cardstockwarehouse to be featured on our Instagram!
Daniel from Del and Artie