Fresh Fruit cards from Stampin’ Up!
The Fresh Fruit stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is a really sweet set and perfect for summer cards! It also coordinates beautifully with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. I used the Layering Ovals and Layering Circles framelits for easy cutting and layering. It always takes me longer to make the first card so if I like it, I try to make other cards similar in lay out to save time.
This card uses Old Olive cardstock as the base and a strip of the Fruit Stand DSP (2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ I think!). I inked up the pear image with So Saffron and then used a Sponge Dauber to add Old Olive ink to the edges before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzazz and the greeting is stamped in Old Olive ink.
This card uses a Pear Pizzazz cardstock base with the greeting stamped in Crushed Cucumber (can’t remember the last time I used that color!). I stamped the two strawberries in different colors: one in Watermelon Wonder with a Pear Pizzazz stem (on the left) and the other in Real Red with a Crushed Cucumber stem to keep them from being too matchy-matchy 🙂
This card has such vibrant colors I decided a Whisper White card base would keep the colors brightest. I stamped the larger flower in Watermelon Wonder and the smaller ones in Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and them trimmed separately to tuck under the flowers. All the flowers and leaves are stamped with the matching outline image in Versamark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for a glossy, delicate outline. I lightly curled the petals and leaves and added to the card with Glue Dots. The flower centers and greeting are stamped with Early Expresso.
This card has a Pear Pizzazz base and the greeting is also stamped in Pear Pizzazz. The Peach is inked first with So Saffron and then a Sponge Dauber is used to add Peekaboo Peach and Real Red ink for shading before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The leaves (same as used in the floral card) are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.
I really enjoyed creating this cards using the Fresh Fruit set from Stampin’ Up! and hope you’ll be inspired to create some of your own 🙂 Thank you for stopping by – please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!