Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Bushel Of Berries

Strawberries, that is, hehe! Ok, I have been in a creative slump for the past few days, but when I thought of this card, I was like, "oh, this is gonna be a fun one!" And it was! I created this little weaved basket-or *bushel* if you will-card and the strawberries from tart-n-tangy SU! set, although keep in mind that lots of fruits could work for this. This is a simple project, but a bit time consuming for 2 reasons: 1- you have to cut about 8 individual strawberries out and 2- the weave prep take a few extra min.

The card measures 5"l, scored in half to be 2 1/2" tall and 3" wide at the top; each side tapers 1/2" in toward the bottom. My strips of neutral cardstock were cut to about 3/8" each,then distressed and sponged with brown ink. I then weaved the paper beginning with 2 strips crossed at the lower left corner (think back to the first grade), then build the weave going over and under repeatedly until there is enough of a weave to cover the front of the card base. Adhere the entire weave piece on top of the card, then trim around the edges.

The strawberries were stamped repeatedly overlapping each other to form a small *cluster*. I stamped about 6-8 individual berries and cut each of them out. I adhered the berry cluster to the card, then glued down individual berries over any overlapping stamped images. I popped a few berries for added dimension.

Loop 2 small pieces of ribbon to either side with mini brads to create *handles*. That's it! I added the so many scallops circle sentiment and stuck a big HPH brad in the center. You can add a tag or greeting or whatever you want. I'm pretty tickled over this one--it turned out so cute irl! TFL, hope you like it and want to try one too! ~happy Sunday and happy Stamping!~

17 comments:

catdidit said...

How cool is this! I LOVE that basket and the whole idea Lindsey! Awesome creativity!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is completely fabulous Linsey!!! I love it!!

JenMarie said...

Oh Linsey, this is AMAZING!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

There it is... Oh Linsey this is so darn creative and cute. I love the basket and such a great summer idea. Love it!!!

Etha said...

What a beautiful basket of berries! it looks delicious :) Love the way the weaving looks with the sponged edges!!

Joani said...

How cute is that!
You always come up with the coolest ideas!
Hugs,
Joani

Neva said...

Linsey you never cease to amaze me at how creative and talented you are. This is gorgeous. My mouth is watering thinking about the crate of strawberries I just bought a few days ago. I bet I can polish them off tonight. LOL

Donna said...

AH! this is SO cute! I can't believe I haven't been able to find my strawberry in WEEKS-I hope I didn't accidentally throw it away!

Mandy said...

That strawberry basket absolutely ROCKS!

Jessica said...

I love your basket card - is this ever cute!! The shading is really great on the basket too. You're such an awesome designer, Linsey!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

YES!!!!!!! I saw this in your gallery on SCS........and my mouth started watering for some yummmmmmy strawberries!!! Your creativity is just soooooooooo fun!!!! Linsey......you are a special and talented stamper who is also so gracious in sharing that!! Thank you for being YOU!!!! Hugs to you my friend!!!

Tanja said...

This is amazing! YOU are amazing!!!

Catherine said...

how cool is this card =)

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely amazing! You kicked that slump in the rump! ;0) heehee. Love how real this looks! :0)

Carolina said...

What a berry lovely project Linsey - now this is for sure for someone who likes to cut! I love how it brought an instant smile to my face, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful gem!

dpkennedy said...

Damn you're good! This is way too cute! I love the realistic look of the basket, the weave, the handles...everything! Those berries look sweet enough to eat! Love it!!

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