May 27, 2009

365 Cards: Cutting Cafe Pears!

Hey there, and Happy Wednesday to ya! Today we get to use another cute image from Cutting Cafe. The pears! The pears! OH, how I adore the pears!! The challenge from Pam today is to use pears and make an anniversary or engagement congrats card. So without further ado, today's card:

I decided to paper piece the pears. When you use fun papers it really takes these images up a notch.  I increased the size of the pears to 110%, printed the image on my cream cardstock, and then on two different patterned paper. I cut them out and popped up the separate pieces with dots. I added the PP in strips and let it do the work for me. The only additional stamp I used is that zigzag stitch to 'sew' together different strips. I also cut around the scallops in the paper to emphasize them.

Here is a close up of the piecing. I added some diamond stickles to the inside 'seeds' on the pear. They sure do sparkle! You know, my youngest brother is getting married this summer so I thought this would make a good engagement card, or even wedding card. (even though it's not in the brides colors ; ) That is why I added the 'best of luck' tag instead of a 'congrats' sentiment. You could go either way and have it legit (I think!) We are all so excited for them and we wish them all the best!

Have a great wednesday today! Thanks for stopping in and for taking time to share all your wonderful comments, I LOVE hearing from you!!

Stamps: Printable Stamps Fruit by Cutting Cafe, Sewing Kit by Gel-A-Tins, Faux Ribbon by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean Tides
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides by Papertrey Ink, Dutch Girl by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Vintage Buttons by Papertrey Ink, Satin Ribbon by Tai Pan, twine, corner rounder, pop dots, Diamond Stickles


Becky Rusher said...

Is this ever cute! Love, love, love those pears!

Vicky said...

Kristie - this is AMAZING!!! Seriously, this is just stunningly beautiful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!
The paper piecing is so pretty - I wouldn't have thought to use "non-pear" colors/patterns, but my eyes have been opened now - this ROCKS!

Rose said...

Kristie this is beautiful!! *never even thought of printing stamps on DP!! (old age?? lol) now i will be sure to use my digi stamps more often as i dont color very well!

Tammy said...

Absolutely stunning Kristie! I lov it!!

Anonymous said...

Kristi, what a greaaaat job I just love all the details that you put into it, another great inspirational card, thanks for sharing all the info on it with us.

Sophie said...

Absolutely fabulous ! I love love love your card !

~amy~ said...

OhMyGoodness...this is absolutely magnificent Kristie!!!

Jeannie said...

The most pear-fect engagement card I've ever seen!!

Peace and Luv,

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