Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wimbledon Special (with Strawberry tutorial)


Well after so much sunshine and baking hot weather, I guess we were in for some rain at some point during the Wimbledon fortnight.  Looks like today is the day - though they are playing again now.  Mind you I expect the rain delay will have sent everyone scooting for cover.....and while waiting for play to begin again there's always the temptation of that good old Wimbledon culinary tradition of Strawberries and Cream, possibly with a Pimms to wash it down?
Actually I had some raspberries with natural yoghurt and a drizzle of local honey at lunch-time today.  I don't like strawberries!

A couple of weeks ago I made a box which was shaped and decorated like a strawberry gateau.  I mentioned that I'd do a little tutorial on making the 3D strawberries, and as I wanted to make a card featuring them, you'll find photos and instructions below on how they are made.

I made this card following the latest LO sketch from The Sketch File Blog
Smooth white card blank plus extra of the same for matting
Coloured card; Red and 2x Green, Yellow Glitter card
Dies and Stamps are all from Spellbinders
from Tiny Sentiments (Happy Grams #3) by Tammy Tutterow 
Strawberry from Aren't You Sweet Etched Dies set

Tiny Strawbs made using the hearts and stars from
 Let's Party Sweet Wish Die D-Lites Etched Dies

How to make a 3D Strawberry

These are the instructions for a 'flat-backed' strawberry that you can add to cards etc.  If you want to make one that is more like a 'ball' then just add in more shapes and when you are happy with the fullness, glue the final two faces together to complete.  Add a loop of thread into the spine before the last step if you want something you can hang up
For these photos I used a one-sided patterned paper, just for clarity - click on the images for the larger version of each

Here's what you'll end up with, and the two red ones I made for the card.

For the green bit on the top (sorry, can't remember what its called) it's a good idea to use a ball-tool on the die cut shapes, it will help you to get a nice finish .  I only glued the 'points' at either end of the shape to the back of the strawberry.  This means it will still all fold down flat for posting
If you're making a fully round strawberry, use two of the green die cut pieces and mould them around the top of the fruit

This method works for many other die cut shapes - Christmas baubles and trees, for instance.

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Shabneez said...

Perhaps rain during Wimbledon is not such a bad thing - at least you get some crafting done! Ha! Fabulously fruity card and very clear tutorial Kathy x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the Strawberries. Thanks for the little tutorial on how to make them.
Linda xxx

Dawn said...

Fabulous tutorial. I love the tiny strawberries. I nearly bought the stamp set you used on this months order now I wish I had. xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Kathy and a great design
Gr Karin

Jennifer Kray said...

Fantastic card, Kathy. Loving your dimensional strawberry- it's absolutely fabulous x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a wonderful card I love those strawberries they are brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

great card, love the strawberries

Kate M said...

Your strawberries look good enough to eat!! Thanks for the instructions - appreciated.
Beautiful and colourful card.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely fresh-looking seasonal card Kathy!

Cathy Clowes said...

I love this Kathy, it's such a fabulous design. I am very happy that Mr Federer has made the semi finals, he gas been perfect so far. Cathy x

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card Kathy. Love those strawberries xx Jan