This post is a before and after kind of deal. I made this card for an Alphabet Swap for an online swap group. Obviously, we are on the letter 'C'. After struggling with many ideas: coffee, cats, cute, etc, I finally decided on 'Cherries'. Here is the finished card. I made this card last night, it was ready to mail. Then this morning it was bothering me...something just wasn't right, so I 'finished' it this morning. I don't always include the letter on my card, but this card seemed to need something in the bottom. Let me know if you think it's better after I finished it or before. This card uses SU new color, Cherry Cobbler paired with Old Olive. The cherry stamp is from Tart & Tangy, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. It made a cute background without having DSP in these colors. The bowl, cherries, stems, and white plate they are sitting on are all made from SU punches. The cherries were punched out of Cherry Cobbler CS that I embossed a big square for shininess before punching. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch that I just got, too! And below is the 'before' picture that I decided was too plain.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Ink: VersaMark pad, Old Olive Marker, Signo White Gel Pen
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, Small Oval, Scallop Circle, 2-Step Bird, Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Dies: Big Shot with Scallops #2, Perfect Dots Embossing Folder, and Wingo Zingo Alphabet Die (by Sizzix)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, and Glue Dots