You're the Berry Best...

Happy Wednesday!
Are you ready for another "berry" special treat?

I'm back this week with another project featuring the Berry Cafe Collection by Heartfelt Creations.


For this week's project, I decided I would create a little scene with a few of the different stamps in the collection.  I love white picket fences, so I couldn't resist using the stamp paired with the sweet little girl who has been picking in the berry patch!  I wonder if she was picking as I always did...one for the pail and two for me!  Always have to taste test the product, right?

I fussy cut the bee hive border from one of the square premade card panels in the paper collection and adhered it to the top of the decorative die cut.  I then stamped the strawberry cluster image, fence and little girl and then water colored them.  They've all been popped up off the base to give the card some dimension.

...and here's a closer look at that berry cluster...these berries are not quite ready for picking as they are not quite all the way ripe...


I stamped the flower and bee image as well, and just die cut the bee to use on the card!

...and who can resist this sweet little gal with her overflowing basket of strawberries...


I did spend some time watercoloring on this project...but I did want to share a little tip with you this time as well.  Did you know that you can duplicate this same card with all of the printed images from within the paper collection itself...no coloring necessary....with the exception of the flower centers.   Heartfelt Creations has now started adding preprinted images that are ready to be die cut with the coordinating dies in the paper pack!  Talk about making a super fast card when you don't have time to do all of the stamping, coloring and detail work!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!  I'd love to hear what you think of it, so don't be shy...feel free to leave a comment below!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-265 Berry Cafe Paper Collection
HCPC-3735 Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3734 Berry Cafe Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3732 Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3731 Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-795 Sweet as Honey Die
HCD1-794 Berry Cafe Die
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-731 Decorative Leafy Frame Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ANC852 Bright Ideas Prills
237 Lichen Glitter
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854 Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, pop dots, Derwent Watercolor Pencils, Glossy Accents, paper trimmer, scissors, white card stock, water, spritz bottle

Begin with a white 5"x7" card base.  Next locate the paper in the paper collection as shown in the photo to create a  base mat just slightly smaller than the card base itself.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to card base.  Using a light green patterned paper, die cut one cut of the Decorative Leafy Frame.  Also trim a red polka dotted mat for the frame just slightly larger than the die cut.  Ink all edges of both pieces using a light brown ink.  Adhere frame to red mat.  Locate the smaller hanging bee hive image from the paper collection and fussy cut hive along with all the foliage attached. Ink all edges with a brown ink and then adhere over top frame so hive is positioned in the center circle of the frame.  Now adhere frame portion of card to base of card using dimensional pop dots.  Stamp one image of the hanging berry cluster, one little girl image, one bee, one small berry blossoms image and one fence image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using watercolor pencils, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Adhere fence image and little girl to card as shown using pop dots.  Using a spritz of water and your deluxe flower shaping tools, shape hanging stawberry image, small blossoms, as well as bee and adhere to top corner of card as shown.  Cut out sentiment, ink all edges with brown ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Apply glitter to leaves of all berry images, including around fence and berry basket.  Add glossy accents to all strawberries, and prills to flower centers. 
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