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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Sweet Strawberry, Thank You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have been having fun playing with the "Sweet Strawberry" set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. Today's card is a quick and easy card to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock and I die cut the opening using the "Stitched Square" dies. I used the second largest one. I also saved the square to use as my focal piece.  After cutting the square, I textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder.

I took the square that was die cut out and colored the piece using an aqua painter, some distilled water and my Granny Apple Green ink pad. I made sure the brush was wet, not soaking but not just damp either. You don't want to add water to your ink pad. I rand the brush over the piece of card stock covering the center area. I set it aside to dry. Once it looked dry enough, I turned it over so it could dry flat.  While it was drying, I went on to other elements of the card.

I stamped the strawberry using Poppy Parade ink. I stamped the outline image twice (with it set up in my Stamparatus) and I stamped the solid part inking it up just once. I did the same for the top of the strawberry. I used Garden Green ink there.  And I fussy cut the two pieces. I will be SO happy when my punch arrives. 

The words are from the same "Sweet Strawberry" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. The piece was trimmed to 2-3/8" x 9/16".  

I used the "Classic Label" punch to punch out a Garden Green piece for the ends of the word piece. I cut the punched label piece in half, it's not long enough to go all they way across the back. I taped the label pieces in place on the back of the word piece.  

I took the textured piece and set it on top of the front of the card. Then I took the stitched square and taped it in place over the opening. I did this so the square would be set squarely on the front of the card.

Once the square was taped down (oh and I would recommend the Tombow Multi glue for that because my paper did warp some from the water and it didn't flatten 100%. Glue would have held it down better), I set the embossed piece in place using Dimensionals.

Then the strawberry was set in place using Dimensionals and so were the words.  And the card was done.

I do like how it turned out. It's got such a nice clean look to it and the only thing I would do differently is to glue the square down instead of taping it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today to see what I'd been up to,                    Wanda

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