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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CSS Color Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp TV CSS blog hop for May. If you came here from Linda's fabulous blog, you are on the right track. If you didn't and would like to start from the beginning of the hop, head back over to Stamp TV where you will find the complete list of blogs on the hop.

Our hop for May is a color challenge. Miesje challenged us to make a non-Christmas card that is red and green with a neutral color (black, white or tan). This was a fun challenge, and I got to make a card with one of my favorite summer fruits . . . can you guess which one? Here it is!

Yum! I love juicy, sweet strawberries, so I always enjoy making cards with this Gina K Designs stamp set created by Theresa Momber called Sweet Strawberries. I stamped the large strawberry plant onto the white panel and colored it with Copics. Then I stamped the small plant onto a piece of white scrap paper, colored it and cut it out. I glued it onto the main panel just to give a bit more depth and the feel of  a patch of strawberries. All of the paper used on the card is from Gina K Designs Pure Luxury line: Fresh Asparagus, Red Hot, and White Layering Weight. The patterned paper is the Gina K Berries and Vines paper. The greeting is stamped with Gina K Designs Red Hot Ink and the strawberries were stamped with Gina K Black Onyx.  The buttons and ribbon were from my stash.

Be sure to leave a comment here and on each of the blogs as you go because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, May 28.

Now head on over to Joy's blog to see the gorgeous creation she has for you!

52 comments:

Miesje said...

I used that same stamp set. I love the layout and the use of the buttons.

Lori said...

Beautiful card Kay!! I didn't think to use this set!! LOL!!

Cheri said...

Love it, Kay! What an impact that image makes with this color challenge!! Awesome!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Oh I almost used this set (-: love this card....so glad I have some berries in the fridge ...beautiful coloring!

weechi2 said...

Great card Strawberries make me think summer

Beverly Perdue said...

Such a pretty card. Great job on the strawberries. Love how your focal image matches your background paper!

Nadine Yates said...

I just love this card. My favorite paper of Gina's. The strawberries looks so real.

Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful and I like the way you added in the small strawberry plant.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sue Bridges said...

Man I can taste those fresh strawberries!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful! Love how you incorporated the small plant with the larger! I never thought to do that.

Donna Phelan said...

mmmmmmm you can almost smell those fresh ripe strawberries. This has always been a favorite set of mine, fun to color too! Beautiful card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh Kay- those strawberries look good enough to eat and I can almost smell the pic too! Great job!

Robin Ammann said...

Love the card, I am definitely going to have to order that stamp set.

Ronda Ellis said...

I am such a sucker for green....if it has green on it, I'm hooked, and this card is no exception.....just a beautiful set-up and so pretty ♥

Anouk said...

love this card, feels like summer

Cards By Betty said...

Nothing like strawberries in the spring time lovely card

Lisa K said...

Love the strawberries.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous card....so happy! Love the strawberries and bright colors.

Dee said...

Beautiful! The coloring of the berries make them look so real!

Marcia Gray said...

Love this set! I have the beginnings of little strawberries on my plants outside. Surprising with the weather we have had. Great job! Love your card.

Dodge3670 said...

These strawberries are so pretty. I like how you did your ribbon behind and added the buttons. Very creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thank for the ideas, never thought of using fruit stamps on cards.TFS.

Karen Hightower said...

This is an wonderful strawberry card. Love your coloring, and the pp, buttons,ribbon. It is Great. Makes me want to go and eat some of the strawberries I have in the frig... :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful summery card.

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty card. I like all the coordinating colors. The buttons were a nice touch.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, I love it and of course, strawberries are a beautiful element to add to a card and also delicious. You colored it to perfection so that my mouth is watering for them right now.

Sharon Underwood said...

Yum--beautiful strawberries! Reminds me of summer...yay! http://sharonscreative.blogspot.com/

Carol Ceraso said...

Strawberries are so delicious and colorful. Seeing this card leaves me with such a good feeling!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

So pretty. I love the buttons embellishments and the yummy looking strawberries.

Marilyn from MI said...

I like the extra depth you created.

windinstarsranch said...

Well that berry looks good enough to eat. A lovely card. I like the detail on the unripened berries.

Pam T. said...

yummy! All those strawberrys look so good.

Nana Griffin said...

Nice! It won't be long and we'll be able to get strawberries at the patch.

Julie S. said...

This is a great card! And you used one of my favorite Gina K. sets.

Sharon said...

Beautiful coloring makes a great card! Love it!

MyAuntKath said...

Wow. I love your design of adding the other stamp layer. I love this set too.

Cheryl Depler said...

So so sweet looking! Thanks.

Pat Jandacek said...

A beautiful card - I really like the additional small plant. You're right, it adds a lot to the imagery. The full length size of the panel with the sentiment on it, also is a fresh take from the more common two piece method. TFS

Andrea said...

Sweet Strawberry's you could just about eat them - a neat card

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Yum! These strawberries look delish:-) beautifully colored too.

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous! Love this design Kay!

Rita C Jackson said...

Love the dimensional effects of the button and green plant. I can just about taste those freshly picked berries! :)

Susan White said...

Cute card, love the strawberries!!

Luanna said...

I love the colors and the paper piecing. It's such a cheery card!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, love your beautiful card! Awesome job.

Pat said...

Your strawberries look so real, real enough to get my taste buds ready to eat a bowl full of them.

Gayle said...

Love those strawberries and your gorgeous coloring.

Betty Neville said...

This is so beautiful, Kay! You did a wonderful job colouring and I love how you added the smaller plant - it adds so much dimension!

Judy Woodland said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous strawberries. You made my mouth water...LOL. Thanks for the inspiration, this will be my go-to for coloring them.

Teri N said...

Very Pretty Cards, Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Cash said...

Whew, I am finally hopping. Your card is gorgeous Kay! I love it!