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I've rediscovered my love of coloring with colored pencils and they were the perfect medium to color in these beautiful Fresh Fruit images from Mama Elephant! A simple stitched border detailing with the Fine Trimmings Dies along the top and bottom of the fruit strip and a repeating text background using the new Words Defined Stamp Set add perfect finishing touches to showcase this array of lovely fruit!
The fruit images from the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored in with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with the Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil. Detail (seeds, fruit texture) and the greeting were stamped after the coloring was done to keep the ink nice and vibrant. I die cut the images with the coordinating Fresh Fruit Dies.
Stitching detail was added along the top and bottom of a 2" x 5 1/2" strip using a Fine Trimmings Die. I love the finished look a border die gives to the edges of a simple strip!
For the background of my card I wanted to add some custom stamped text. I grabbed five colors of Mama Elephant Pigment Ink and starting on the diagonal, repeated the "hello" greeting from the Words Defined Stamp Set. I love stamping text on the diagonal because it disguises the fact that the text may not be perfectly straight!
The text background was a bit too bold for my liking so I die cut a rectangle from vellum using a Peek A Frames Die and layered it over the background which perfectly mutes the text and keeps the focus on the beautiful fresh fruit strip.
The strip was adhered to the card with foam adhesive to finish the design.
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To watch the creation of this colored pencils fresh fruits card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
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