Hey stampin' friends! Today I'm highlighting another bundle currently available...sadly, we are saying goodbye to the adorable Fruit Basket set with it's mini, coordinating punches, as they will be enjoying retirement (maybe in the Bahamas?) and will not be in the new catalog in June. **sad face** I was really surprised this fun combo didn't make it but at least there's still time to add it to your collection before it's gone for good!
I'm usually a little afraid of too much "white space" on a project but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this card just as it is. I did try to add some splatter to the card base but went back to the plain white because I liked it better.
I thought it would be interesting to bring in texture in a couple of ways. First, I typically will use the same kind of paper on a project but I decided to use Whisper White thick cardstock for the card base and watercolor paper for my focal piece...even though they are both white, I love the contrast of the smooth Whisper White and the slightly bumpy, uneven texture of the watercolor paper. I gave the watercolor paper a soft wash with some Crumb Cake ink and an Aqua Painter.
I had an idea to make the bowl look like glass by using embossing powder. The bowl is made up of two images. I started by stamping the outline in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock. Next, I inked the filler image in Bermuda Bay and stamped off onto scratch paper before stamping it over the outline image. I cleaned the filler image, then inked it in VersaMark ink and stamped it over the bowl, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love the way it turned out!
The pineapple image is also made up of two pieces. For the bottom part, I ink the image in Crushed Curry ink, the just barely rolled the left edge of the image in Crumb Cake, giving the image a two-tone effect. The top is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped five of them on a scrap of Whisper White paper then punched them out...I love the little mini punches because they are sooooo quick and easy!
I fussy cut the bowl out and attached it to the watercolor paper with a couple of mini glue dots, then tucked the pineapples into the top of the bowl, also with mini glue dots. I stamped "hello" in Bermuda Bay ink, making sure to leave room for the linen thread in between the bowl and the sentiment.
After adding the linen thread, I layered the focal piece onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, then layering it onto the card base.
Because this set is on the retiring list, it will only be available while supplies last so make sure to add it to an order soon if you don't want to miss it!
I've used this cute set on a couple other blog posts...if you want to check them out for additional ways to use this set, click on My Gallery at this top of this page, then type "Fruit Basket" into the search bar. All the posts tagged with this set will come up for you!