Alright, I didn't mean "fruity"when I wrote the title. You'll know what I mean when you see the card.
You probably are aware that I design for a Challenge Blog called Beyond Grey Challenges that hosts two challenges every month - one on the 1st (that runs till the 15th) and another on the 16th (that runs till the end of the month.) The first challenge for August - Challenge #36 set the following rules...
Make a window card with single or multiple windows. It has to be inspired by your favourite fruit (colour, shape or both) and the word 'friend' or 'friendship'should be included somewhere in the card.
So here's what I did.
Even though my favourite fruit is Mango, I thought of taking my inspiration in an Apple (I love Apple Inc. :P) So I made a circular card that looked like an apple (though my husband said it resembled a pomegranate. That's a fruit too, so technically, apart from the misrepresentation of the name of the fruit, I wasn't breaking any challenge rules.) I used the largest circular die, scored and folded the CardStock and then cut a circle out leaving the folded part out.
I cut out a circle (a window) in the centre and stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. Obviously, it had the word 'friend' in it.
Can you believe that the leaves are a part of the Memory Box Tulip Die?? One of the petals resembled a leaf, so I thought, why not use that? So I took some green PP and cut those out using the die. :D The sentiment stamp is from Hello Friend Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn. Did you notice the double stamping? I first stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black and then, slightly to the right using London Fog to give it a shadow effect.
I added a small piece of brown CS to resemble a stem and added to more leaves to the top of the card. I then added some black and white twine. I used my craft knife on the leaves to make those tiny lines.
I then added a banner on the outside of the card, with another "friendship" sentiment.
I dabbed the corner of my London Fog inkpad to the edges of the banner. I have double stamped this sentiment as well.
Here's a picture of the complete card..
I added a few dash lines on the edges of the card using a white gel pen.
I know I am terribly late in posting this because the challenge went live almost 2 weeks ago, but you still have two more days till the challenge closes. Play along, if you haven't already.. Hope to see you there!!
Here are the products used...