So, still thinking about summer. Today I am in Savannah, GA where it is truly summer! 97 degrees this afternoon, 200% humidity and wilting breeze off the river. Yes, I said wilting, the breeze is like a fan blowing across a hot stove! Hot, hot, hot. Accuweather says it feels like 108 degrees. Funny I was sure it would say it felt closer to 130 degrees!
When I think of summer, I always think of all delicious fruits available for the picking in the summer. Apples, peaches, grapes, pears, mangoes come to mind immediately. My own personal favorite are the Mangoes. They are luscious,plentiful and delicious this year! And cheap, did I mention how very sweet they are? Fragrant, sensually sweet and juicy for sure!
So here is my ‘fruit’ card. Love you More is from the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set and for this card I think I am meaning, I love Mangoes more! The card base here is Cucumber Crush (one of our new colors this year), with a layer of Daffodil Delight Card Stock topped by a layer of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. All layers were adhered together using SNAIL adhesive.
I really love shaker cards and after a few minutes of decision making I created this shaker card by Stamping the Sentiment from the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set in Cucumber Crush on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. After measuring the Fruit Stand DSP I decided what size I wanted my shaker to be. I then used a size of Layering Squares Framelits that just fit my sentiment and a little ‘wiggle’ room on the sides. I then used the next size up of Layering Squares Framelit and die cut it in Cucumber Crush. Then using a 1/4″ smaller die I cut out the front of the shaker. Then using the Window Sheet I die cut a piece that was the same size as the outer edge of the Cucumber Crush Frame. Using the corner rounder Punch I trimmed all the corners of the Whisper White, the Cucumber Envy and the window sheet I adhered it to the frame with a few drops of Multipurpose Glue and allowed to sit for about 30 minutes to set up. Then I adhered self adhesive foam adhesive strips around the edge on the back side of the window sheet being careful that there were not gaps in the border. I always try to put my shaker contents on the background and carefully apply the frame (adhesive strips) carefully matching all edges. Seal carefully.
I wanted a wider ribbon that was available in Cucumber Crush so i took three long strands of the Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine and carefully braided the length I needed to go across the front of the card twice.
Using thin strip of Multipurpose Glue just below the window frame in two rows not quite to the edge of the card. I then cut my braided Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine in to the lengths I needed and laid them on the stipe of Glue. I allowed the glue to dry overnight. Then I carefully cut the ends and frayed the ends into a kind of small fringe. I finished the front of the card by placing a Metal rimmed Pearl embellishment between the two rows of braid in the middle.
The inside was finished by adhering a layer of Daffodil Delight Card Stock to the back page of the Cucumber Crush Card Stock. Then placing another layer of Fruit Stand DSP. Using the two little ‘twigs’ I stamped them on Whisper White Card Stock using Cucumber Envy in opposite corners.