Friday, August 28, 2015

Cherry Ripe!

It's Jo's turn to set the challenge for The Daring Cardmakers this week and as the orchard at the bottom of her garden is brimmimg with produce she's set this theme for us:
Feeling Fruity!

There's lots of fruity goodness to be harvested at the moment so this week, (we've been eating lots of crumble!) I would like to see a card with some fruit featured.

The DT have as ever created beautiful cards, and don't forget that there is still time to enter our joint blog hop with Ruby Rock-it, all the details are here.
 I was a bit stumped on what to do for this one as I don't have much fruity-themed stash.  Eventually decided to go with a cherry theme as I remembered I have an embossing folder with cherries on it from my time on the Die'Sire DT.  I did wonder if it was something I'd ever use again!
Smooth white card blank embossed with "Cherrylicious" 6x6 embossing folder (Crafter's Companion)
Extra white card, plus cherry red Bazzill for focus panel
Wording is PC generated and cut into tabs
Cherry Pie:
I inked over some creamy-pale brown Bazzill card with a slightly deeper Distress Ink using a baby wipe to move the colour around
I hand cut narrow strips (abt 5mm) and inked the edges of them with a reddish-brown Versamagic pad.
The strips were woven together to make a piece large enough to cut the oval top of the pie and glued onto red card.
Oval shape them cut at an angle from the woven card using a Spellbinders Nested Ovals die - the oval was a bit "fat" so I trimmed round with scissors till I got the shape I wanted
Pie base cut free-hand from more of the inked card and the various pieces adhered to the focus panel
Cherries are cut from red card using a Tiny Circle Xcut punch, then dots of white ink added for highlights
The stem is just hand cut from brown card and the cherries and stem glued in place on the pie
When the white ink was dry I added Glossy Accents to the cherries

Quite simple really - I like the way the pie crust worked out, and just for once I managed not to prod the Glossy Accents before it was dry, so that looks good too!
It would be great if you'd pop over to the DCM BLOG to see the other cards - it really looks fab this week.
Plus of course we have the Blog Hop with Ruby Rock-It going on - comments close 8am UK time Saturday 29th, so if you want to win the gorgeous prize from Ruby Rock-It, you need to get cracking 
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Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the weaving for the pie crust. I do love cherries too.
Linda xxx

The Whatnots Shop said...

Super cute!

Lesley Pyle said...

What a neat idea! I like the way your mind worked with that pie and it looks good enough to eat (pity I don't like cherries!!!). Great card Kathy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the image of the pie it is making me feel very hungry. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Kathy x

Andree said...

A fantastic card Kathy. The pie crust looks delicious and I love the cherries on the top xx

Jo said...

really love how you made the pie crust - so clever :) I'm a prodder of glossy accents too - have taken to leaving it overnight to make sure that it's properly dry!

Jan Ltc said...

This is yummy xx Jan

Beverley Lowe said...

OO! Great card - looks edible! Making me feel hungry - lol. I love how you've done the crust.
Bev xx

Tracy Welham said...

Love it, looks good enough to eat! Creative Blessings, Tracy x