Berry Fun🍇

Hello friends!  I’m still sharing some projects that I had been working on from the previous month and hadn’t posted until now.  I’m also having fun creating “behind the scenes”, which is nice to just be able to “relax” and not rush on creating projects just for posting!  I’m keeping that in mind when I tell myself that I’m “behind”!😁

I think just having some fun is the key!

So earlier, I was “challenged” to use some of the “Card Panels” that are included in the monthly Brutus Monroe Inspiration Boxes.  These are card panels that are also foilable prints or you can color them, ink blend over them, etc.  So I decided to have some fun and play with a past Inspiration Box (card kit) from my stash:

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This was actually from the December 2019 Inspiration Box from Brutus Monroe and I really utilized the contents from that box to assemble these cards.

The Berry Thankful Card Panels (available for purchase!) were used for both of my cards.  You get 2 of the same prints in each bundle.  I used some colored pencils and a water brush to color in both panels.  But because they’re not a water friendly type of cardstock, you need to be aware of possibly too much moisture in the paper.  So I kept a very light hand with it and just did some basic coloring on them.  Then after I got them colored up, I used my laminator and foiled over them with some Silver Deco Foil sheets.  For the sentiments on the cards, I took out the Berry Thankful stamp set (available for purchase!) also included with the same Inspiration Box, and heat embossed them over the grey cardstock included in the kit with some Foil Reactive EP and ran it through the laminator again with the same color foil I used on the card panels.

After running through the laminator, I used some dies to cut them out with and then I ran some glue along the edges and dipped them in some chunky flaky glitter that was also included with the card kit and popped them up over the card panels (with foam tape) that were placed onto some cardstock in the kit and layered over an Alabaster A2 sized folded card base.  Before I attached the card panels, I wrapped some twine around them and tied with a bow.

Lastly I added a thin strip of decorative paper and also added some sequins from the kit. I filled them with silver glitter in the centers.

Normally, I would’ve posted a photo of each design, but really wasn’t sure that I would be posting about these on my blog.  So I hope you enjoy the “berry” shinny cards!!😂

Thanks so much for dropping by today and I wish you a very fun and happy upcoming Memorial Day weekend!!  (Wow!  Where did the month of May go?!!)

Challenges:

  1.  Let’s Craft and Create – #159 Anything Goes optional ribbons, lace, twine
  2. Crafty Creations – #409 Anything Goes
  3. My Time to Craft – Food Stuffs #432
  4. Creative Fingers – #186 Anything Goes
  5. QKR Stampede – #398 Anything Goes
  6. Sparkles – Use a real stamp (no digis) ~ sentiments heat embossed
  7. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – #132 Anything Goes
  8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2020 Anything Goes

 

 

23 thoughts on “Berry Fun🍇

  1. I love when summer arrives with all its sweet berries!! What great cards, Vicki! Makes me want to pop a cobbler in the oven!!

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  2. It is nice to be able to just do something for fun every now and again. I do love your cards. That stamp is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge. Love Dawn x

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  3. Ooohh, these are fabulously charming, sweet and fun! They immediately reminded me of a popular annual berry festival that is held in a city that I lived in for a few years as a young child.

    It focuses on the abundance of local raspberries, strawberries and blueberries that grow in the lush area. I’ve not attended in over 25 years now, as my family moved away from that area shortly before my 9th birthday and while I’ve been back to the area many times since, none of my more recent visits have coincided with the dates of the festival. Visiting it again is something I hope to do again one of these years (safe to say, it’s as good as certain 2020 won’t be said year).

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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  4. These are fab love the backgrounds but I especially like that sentiment idea really striking Love and hugs Carole x

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  5. It must have been fun creating these 2 cards, and I just love all the foiling, sparkly edges and wonderful coloring of the images! It sounds like you had to do a lot of work to create these but the finished product was well worth it! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead with lots of crafting fun 🙂

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  6. The berries are gorgeous Vicki!! Very colorful and I love all of the shimmer, two beautiful cards! A big thanks for joining us at Sparkles too!
    Hugs Tammy

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  7. Wonderful cards with so many details! Glad you captured a photo that gets the sparkle of the metallic foil! The berry theme is perfect for our ‘foods’ theme at MTTC blog! Thanks for participating! –Becca/DT

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  8. Great cards – love the foiling – and paired with the coloring makes a great card. Have not seen these around. Continue to relax and just do things at your own pace – no pressure, when there is pressure then it is no long fun.

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