Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque: Fruitful Birthday

Good morning, friends! Today I want to share with you a card project featuring the cherries from the new Mellow Fruitfulness A5 sheet. These colours are my current favourite combo of warm orange and yellow with a sprinkling of olive green and a pop of red. Leaves from last month's Autumn Poppy A4 sheet is making a guest appearance too, stamped in the background. I've fussy cut the leafy border from the new Autumn Edges A5 sheet and finished the project with a greeting  from the Birthday Words A5 set.

Here's a closer look at the card. The background is a blend of various Distress Inks and I used alcohol markers to colours the images. Check out the deliciously ripe gloss of the cherries!  And to make sure you don't miss it, I've fussy cut the image and mounted it on foam tape.

1. Start by blending ink for the background: Wild Honey, Mustard Sees, Squeezed Lemonade

2. Stamp the leaves from Autumn Poppy with Rusty Hinge

3. Stamp the leafy border from Autumn Edges on bleed proof paper and colour with Military, Lime, Pistachio. Fussy cut and adhere in a row on card front.

4. Stamp cherries from on bleed proof paper and colour with Ruby, Tomato, Coral and the leaves with Sequoia, Forest, Normandy. Fussy cut and adhere to card front with foam tape. Add Glossy Accent to the cherries. Tie baker's twine into a bow and adhere to the image.

5. Stamp greeting from Birthday Words with VersaFine Olympic Green. Add a few pale green bling to finish.

TH Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Mustard Sees, Squeezed Lemonade.
Graph'It markers: Military, Lime, Pistachio, Sequoia, Forest, Normandy, Ruby, Tomato, Coral

Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is from  Birthday Words, stamped with VersaFine Olympic Green. I stamped the leafy branch with TH Crushed Olive.

How about a few challenges for this card.

Crafting For All Seasons #90: Birthdays
Fab N Funky: Birthday Celebrations
All Sorts #286: No Patterned Paper Allowed
Brown Sugar #121: Use 2 or More Colours
Delightful Challenge: Add A Gem
Sweet Stampin: "Birthday"

That's all from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by.  It's cold, grey and sunless here. No wonder I keep making cards with warm tones. Wrap up warm and craft on, friends!



  1. woooww your coloring cherry looks like it can be eat yeaah soo adorable and combo with yellow and green looks sooo pretty...fabulous card Asha and I miss you again...see my last two cards what do you think about my paper piercing baby shoe...
    Wish you have a great weekend Asha..cause I follow you by email i got always news if you post something yuhuuu
    I am happy to not be behind on commenting your lovely work
    hugs, Monika

  2. This is so beautiful Asha. Your colours are awesome.

  3. What a delightful card Asha and so nice how you have carried the stamping to the inside.

    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous card and love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Carol S. DT

  5. Stunning card Asha!!! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin challenge huggles Sue xxx

  6. Fabulous card. Love those luscious cherries! thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  7. Cherries really stand out on your card. I love the wording of the sentiment inside.
    hugs Mrs A.

  8. Awesome work! Love those cherries and all the sponging you did to give the card dimension. I love the inside too!

  9. Gorgeous card and colors Asha..Loz

  10. These are such warming colours, hope your weekend is going wellx

  11. Fabulous creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

  12. What wonderful colours Asha, some of my favourites, gorgeous card, I love the images and your design, hugs Kate x

  13. Great card and love the background and the cherries! Now I want to eat some but it is the wrong time of year. We did not get hot with the Buffalo snow (7ft) and almost all the snow is gone but it is blah here and although warm tomorrow (14C) Tuesday will be -2! I am loving the warmth of your cards and all the fussy cutting

  14. Beautiful both inside and outside! Love the faded yellow and the wonderful stamps. Very pretty!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

  15. Lovely coloring, Asha! I adore the way you did the leaves along the border and the stitching really pulls everything together. Great work!

  16. Oh, this is quite lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "You're A Gem"! :)

  17. Really stunning make Asha!! I love the colorful image and the design looks really amazing as well!! Beautiful make my friend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  18. Mmmmmmm, this card looks devious, zesty and sweet! You work magic with your inks, Asha!

  19. Argh, hate that spelling corrector thingy on my iPad sometimes. Your card looks delicious is what I wanted to write...not devious.

  20. This is so great, Asha! Beautiful coloring!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog and for becoming a follower. I am following you too! :)

  21. Oh you coloring genius you!! What a truly delightful card!! : )


  22. Stunning card, fabulous colours and love those cherries! WOW! TFS

  23. Gorgeous birthday card Asha. LOVE the colours and lovely design.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  24. Oh my! What a beautiful card! Your coloring and blending are just amazing! Lovely work!

  25. Its a nice card . Thank you for joiining Brown Sugar Challenge

  26. Such a beautiful card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  27. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!


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