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I Brake For….Strawberries!

Hello my fellow stampers!  Is your summer being filled with  fresh from the garden vegetables and juicy sweet fresh fruit?  Even thought it is hotter than you know what here in Florida, I love the summer for all the great fresh produce.

So…how do you like some strawberries?

This wonderful stamp from I Brake For Stamps is called, of course, Strawberries and can be found here.  The image is wonderfully drawn with shading to help you when you color .  I stamped it with memento black ink and colored  it with copics.  Although I used 4 red copic markers on the berries it went really fast.  I added some highlights on the seed portions with a white pen.  (BTW, if anyone ever invents a white pen that doesn’t have to be constantly shaken  to work, or one that does not dry out after a few months they will end up being very rich!!)

I used a stitched rectangle die for the main piece, and a silhouette file  scalloped rectangle in the background.  Some patterned paper on the bottom was topped with a red gingham ribbon and green button.

On a personal note…we lived in California for many years before moving to Florida.  We were next to a city that was known for its strawberry fields and each year at harvest time, starting in March, you could buy flats of fresh, ready to eat strawberries direct from the farms at roadside stands for next to nothing.  It was wonderful!  We would have smoothies, shortcake, and all sorts of wonderful strawberry filled treats.  I do miss being able to get such a deal here where we live.

I hope you like the card and that you will hop on over to the IBFS store where you will find this and thousands of other stamps .  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



The Sneak Peeks have begun!

strawberry atcIt’s release week at Flourishes and that means starting today and going through Friday the Flourishes design team will be providing sneak peeks for the three new sets for July.

Here is my little peek – I made an ATC for a swap using the strawberry image from the latest set created by Marcella Hawley, called Strawberries!! 

Who doesn’t like this sweet summer fruit?  It is pure summer with the bold colors and thoughts of strawberry ice cream, shortcake, margaritas….!!



I colored using the Copic Collections of Poppy and Evergreen with a little yellow from Daffodil on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  The image was stamped using Palette Ink – Burnt Umber.     Here is a video of how I did the coloring…

Coloring Strawberries with Copics Video

Want to win this set?  Just go to the Flourishes Newsletter and post a comment!  You’ll also find links to the Flourishes Design Teams sneak peeks!

AND – check the Flourishes Forum on SCS Friday night at 9:00 Central Time where we’ll have our summer release party!  There will be games and prizes and we’ll reveal all three new sets!  Come join in on the fun!

Supplies:  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, red, chocolate; Ink:  Palette Ink – Burnt Umber, Copic Markers Collections:  Poppy, Evergreen, Daffodil; Embellishments:  Finishing Touches Beautiful Brads, Red Rhinestones, Stardust Gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!

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