Hi there, it’s Maureen here sharing a card that I made using the newly release Freshly Picked release.
This is such a fun card for Summer. The images and colors are so happy, like a big bowl of fruit salad. They’d be perfect for BBQ invites and Summer birthdays too.
I started by stamping the pears in Melon Ice ink. When I stamp backgrounds like this, I always start with the lightest color and the largest stamp, then move gradually to the darker colors and smaller images.
I also stamp in triangles (the images make a visual triangle). Next I filled in with the other images… oranges in Orange Twist, apples in Lime Rickey and more apples in Rockin’ Red.
Another tip for creating backgrounds, as the background gets filled I stamp the smaller images a few extra times, like the strawberries.
To give the card a home grown feel, I added the stitched border image from the Best in You stamp set on all four side to create a stitched frame. The sentiment was heat embossed and then added with foam tape.