My friend Linda got me quite a few *okie isn't sure what to call 1,000* larger envelopes when she was doing an envelope order because the price was too good to resist. I told her I should do some larger cards and this is the first one I have done in quite a while and I find it difficult to fill up all the space!
It took me quite awhile to figure out how to decorate this card and I still wasn't happy with it when I finished but there just wasn't anything else I could think of to add to it. I tell ya a 5.5 x 8.5 card is just hard to do for me! I have quite a few friends who prefer the larger cards and I guess I better get in the swing of doing them so I can use up some of those envelopes. I did share a few hundred with some of my friends.
The papers are from a DCWV stack, I think called Farmer's Market. I cut out the "Berry Sweet" with my Pazzles, along with the scallop frame. The border is a Stampin Up punch.
I stamped the lid section on some gold mica paper and then cut it out and pop dotted it onto the jar. The little "lace" collar is something I designed in Make The Cut. Adding the buttons was an after thought just because the card needed something more.
Of course I used my ProMarkers to color the strawberries. To get the highlights I used the blender pen to take away some of the color.
The sentiment for the inside was printed with Hallmark Studio and I tried to find a font that went well with the font I used for the front. The papers at the bottom were scraps I had left from the front of the card.
I have some more images stamped and colored and I hope to get to making cards with them soon. After the album challenges I need a little break from those for a bit.