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Monday, February 10, 2014

Something Sweet...



Natures candy...simply sweet

What's sweeter then a fresh piece of fruit that's been left to ripen to perfection...

When I came across the challenge over at Stuck on u Sketches and saw that it was for "Something" sweet, I automatically thought of fruit.  To me, nothing comes close to the sweetness of a perfectly ripe piece of fruit...of any kind...especially when homegrown!

So, with this in mind I set out to create a card that showed what I consider "something" sweet.  I hope you like it.


 
Simply sweet!
 
 
For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Preserves-pear #3 (pg26), cut at 2 3/4", melon #2 (pg41), cut at 3 3/4", melon #3 (pg42), cut at 1 1/4", blueberry #1 (pg50), cut at 2", and raspberry (pg56), cut at 1 1/4".  Plantin School Book-sweet, cut at 3/4" and Graphically Speaking-phrase/simply (pg49), cut at 3/4".
 
This card is 5"x 7"...the first layer (green) is cut at 4 1/4"x 6 1/4", the second layer (orange) is cut at 4"x 6" and the third layer (brown) is cut at 3 1/2"x 5 1/2".
 
The little extras...I couldn't really find the right colors of paper for some of the fruit and resorted to using my Copics to get the colors I wanted...For the raspberries I used G-85, V-93 and RV-34...then for the cantaloupe vine and blueberries I used V-15, 17 and E-15.  I also used 1/8" and 1/4" pop dots to give the card some depth and dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Love it! Fruits are my favorite sweet, next to chocolate. But if you dip fruit in chocolate, perfect. lol I love the cuts you used. Fabulous card.

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    1. Stephanie, thank you for your kind compliments...I'm glad you like it!
      As far as fruit dipped in chocolate, I've never tried it...hmmm. Now you have me wondering. Kathie

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  2. Fruit is the best sweet snack out there! So this was a great idea
    and refreshingly different from a cupcake! LOL!
    But LOVE the cluster of fruit idea and how you added the sentiment!
    Wonderfully done!
    So so happy you shared with us ladies!

    Hugs, Leah

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    1. Thank you Leah for your wonderful comments...I'm so happy it went over well with you and you like it! I really enjoyed taking part in the challenge and hope to join in again in the future. Kathie

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  3. This card is fantastic !!!! I love the fruit , I agree 100% nothing is sweeter than fruit (especially homegrown ) !!! I am so glad you joined us at SOUS and shared this wonderful card !!! Hope you join us again !!

    Mayra DTM

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    1. Mayra, thank you so much for "sweet" compliment...and yes, I also hope to take part in future challenges with you over at Stuck on U Sketches. Again, thanks! Kathie

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  4. Sweet card!! I love how you cluster them together :) they look soooo good! Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!

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    1. Thank you Helen! I know it's not what most people think of as "sweets" around Valentine's Day, so wasn't sure how it would go over...but I'm truly glad you like it. Kathie

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  5. So sweet! Great card! Thank you for joining us at SOUS!

    Ganna)
    http://nusechka.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ganna, thank you very much...and thank you for stopping by. Kathie

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  6. Super card....yes fruit is what I try to eat when a need a Sweet fix, really nice card! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

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    1. Thanks Tracey...I enjoyed coming up with an idea and creating this card for your challenge and I hope to join in again, soon. Kathie

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  7. Loved your card and looks so tasty! Thank you for joining us at SOUS!!

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    1. Thanks so much...I had lots of fun! Kathie

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