It's time for the new release of the Berry Cafe Collection!
Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch. Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations. The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer. Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine. Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees. After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!
I just love this sweet collection! Some adorable images of little girls and boy, ice cream, strawberries - perfect collection for summer!
Here is my card for today!
I used the Berry Cafe Paper Collection and one of the Cut Mat Create Dies to create the "frame" for the card. The images are from 3 different stamps sets that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love this combination of red, pink and light aqua, so cheery looking!
The flowers, strawberry swirls, sentiment ticket and the cute little girl are all cut with matching dies...makes things so much easier and fun to create with! The little flower spray on the top right corner was fussy cut and added...I didn't have the right color embellishments so I decided to do this instead!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful work by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a wonderful video for you using this collection showing you a quick and easy coloring technique using inks, sponge daubers and the Dove Blender Pen.
I'm submitting this to the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday #226 - 227 - Anything Goes
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Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCPC 3732 - Blooming Berries Cling
HCPC 3734 - Berry Cafe Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-794 - Berry Cafe Die
HCD1-745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD1-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP1 265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Instructions: Card measures 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Cut Real Red Card Stock twice at 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Score on one side of one piece at 1/4", add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut card panel pictured from designer paper, trim off green edges and die cut center using Cut Mat Create Large Rounded Square Die. Ink all edges with Turquoise Gem and place aside.
Stamp the following images with Onyx Black Ink on Solar White: girl and strawberry stand (Berry Cafe Cling), strawberries (Blooming Berries Cling), flowers and small corner flowers (Berry Blossoms Cling). Color all images with pencils using paper stumps and mineral spirits. Die cut girl, strawberries and flowers with matching dies. Fussy cut small corner flowers. Trim down strawberry stand image so that it fits in "window" created with card panel and adhere together with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add girl, strawberries and corner flowers to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Shape 5 of the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue to strawberries as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to all flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Die cut ticket sentiment from designer paper using Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Turquoise Gem Ink. Shape slightly with fingers and add to card as pictured using doubled Scotch Mounting Tape in center and Art Institute Glue on the ends. Embellish with Diamond Stickles as desired.