Here's the third of my Taste of Summer cards. I am fully craving strawberries at this point, and it is not yet strawberry season here!
Working off the cute new Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I laid down a base banner of smoothie stripe washi tape. then I used some patterned paper to make the second banner. I stamped the main sentiment panel with the BERRY special sentiment in Cranberry ink repeatedly before adding the berry vine in Topiary ink. Then I dotted in a yellow border using the bullet tip of my Shin Han marker.
I inked each berry body in Hollyhock ink, then rolled it in Cranberry ink. My team plans to demonstrate this technique (amongst other things) at the Heirloom Pro show booths we are doing in Hillsboro, OR all day Saturday and two days in Puyallup, WA next weekend. It's one of my favorite solid stamp techniques. I topped off the berries with Topiary ink caps, and nestled some paper flowers around the berries. They are attached with Brads that I gave a quick coat of glitter polish. I like to stand my sanding block on one end and push my brads into the block to hold them while I paint on the glitter. Once they are dry I just pop them out!
I made a couple extra of these and stamped out the word TEACHER instead of Friend for our teacher appreciation gifts today. We feel very lucky to have such wonderful teachers working with our boys - they are BERRY special to us indeed.