July 22, 2016

Hooray for Fruit Stand!

Hi Stampers!

I first saw the Fruit Stand DSP on a Center Stage live stream video. Center Stage is an international Stampin' Up! event held twice a year. The main event moves every six months from a location in Europe to one in the South Pacific and then to Salt Lake City, Utah, which is home base of Stampin' Up! In addition, there are local events held in multiple locations in the countries that are not hosting the main event. For those of us who are not able to attend, many of the sessions are live streamed so we can get in on the action!

Anyhoo, that's when I first saw and fell in love with this DSP and the stamp set. They just sing summer! 

Here in my little corner of Wisconsin, we look forward to the Michigan peach truck. The local freebie shopper advertises the location and approximate time the truck will arrive. You need to arrive early or you may miss out. Everyone piles out of their vehicles when the truck pulls in. The fruit is picked, packed, loaded and sent on to Wisconsin; you can't find anything more fresh! Over the years I've learned to slice the peaches and then pull each section off the seed. If you bite into them, you have juice running down your chin. There is nothing better. The truck typically makes two stops several weeks apart in each of the surrounding communities. It gives you an opportunity to enjoy the fresh fruit without it spoiling. YUM!!!

So I think that's why I reached for the peach DSP! This card uses Daffodil Delight for the base and a layer of Tangerine Tango. I cut the DSP 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" and layered it at an angle. The sentiment comes from Confetti Celebration, one of the stamp sets I received from my day of stamping with Lisa Pretto and the InkBig gang. I inked up the stamp with Versamark, then inked it with Crushed Curry ink, stamped it on Whisper White, covered it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it for a real pop of color.

TIP: Did you know that you can emboss ANY color using the method I mentioned above? HOORAY for that technique!!

I layered the sentiment onto Pear Pizzaz, used some burlap ribbon, a vintage button tied with a linen thread bow and have a fresh birthday card!

This is the card I originally intended to make. Oops! I didn't mean to cut the DSP in THAT direction. It's off to plan B and the birthday card in the vertical orientation above. There is no such thing as a mistake in paper crafting - it's called  'an interpretation'! This is a good example of using the same layout but in different ways. The stamp I used here is from the Tin of Cards set. Be sure to give this 'two for' a try!

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Until next time, take gentle care,

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