Sweet Summer Cherries from Polly’s Paper Studio
I love sweet summer cherries. Our local grocery stores are loaded with them right now, and I have been enjoying them every chance I get. So it’s only natural that I should make some sweet summer cherry themed cards with the Summer Cherry Digital Collage Download from Polly’s Paper Studio! There are 11 images in this digital download, and I’ve chosen to highlight a few of them here.
Vintage buttons, burlap banners, novelty buttons and a luxurious black satin bow make for a mighty sweet card!
The inside is done with complimentary papers and uses a Subway Art Sentiment from Polly’s to finish it off. There are 8 all-occasion sentiments in this great digital download.
This is one of my favorite sayings…and do you remember the title from Erma Bombeck’s book? (If Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?) I used papers from Echo Park’s pretty Home Grown collection on this card and paired the focal up with mulberry flowers, black grosgrain ribbon with a cherry print, and red burlap string. The shabby chic metal corner and novelty button are the perfect finishing touch.
I love to add layers of texture, color and pattern to a card like this. The key is to make sure you mat each layer and to choose patterns that vary in size and intensity. That makes everything work together and keeps the patterns from competing with one another. For instance, I have a bold blue check background, paired up with a smaller check/floral print and a teeny tiny red check banner. The typography panel just sort of blends into the background. If you think of it in terms of coins, I have a half dollar, quarter, nickel and dime sized prints.
Inside the card, I’ve made a pocket using the blue check and I’ve filled it with two pretty tags. I added stamping, ribbon, twine and more pretty images from the Sweet Cherry download. This is more than just a card…it’s a gift! Especially if you tuck a little note or gift into the pocket with the tags!
Summer is starting to fade…but these Sweet Summer Cherry cards will add color and happiness all year long!
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These Sweet Summer Cherry cards are available for purchase in my ETSY shop.