This Fall Flower Basket Card was the result of a one-on-one stamping session I had with my sister-in-law Kathy last week. I not only got to stamp with my entire group of card-making friends and family while I was on vacation, but sitting down with a couple of them individually for paper art crafting is something that I look forward to every year.
The first thing we did was to put together some of Kathy’s stamps that still needed to have the clear stickers mounted onto the rubber. Now they’re ready to go when inspiration strikes! Next, we got out some of the new things that I had brought so she could use them while I was there; the Basket of Wishes photopolymer set and the Pretty Paisleys embossing folder, both from the Holiday catalog.
We used Kathy’s cardstock, and I’ll be honest with you; this is a discontinued color called Dusty Durango. It’s nice, isn’t it? When I give you the list of supplies, though, I will substitute Calypso Coral because I think it would give you a similar look.
Now, on this set you can put one of three different produce items in the smaller baskets that are in the set; the flowers as shown on this card, a bunch of strawberries or a collection of succulents.
Kathy wanted to color her flowers and the basket with blender pens and it came out really nice. I especially like how she applied the Chocolate Chip ink to the flat weave of the basket so that it looks like light is shining on it.
Kathy used one of her oval dies for the ivory insert – I didn’t bring my Layering Ovals Framelits on the trip but that’s what I would recommend if I was showing you how to recreate this card.
The finishing detail is the bow made from embroidery floss. I showed Kathy how to punch two small 1/16″ holes on either side of the basket handle on the right side and it was easy to thread the floss through and tie a bow. Kathy had the floss in her stash, but you could also make this with Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and it would be just as cute and easy!
Here are the main colors used on Kathy’s Fall Flower Basket Card:
And here are the supplies that you could use if you want to make the Fall Flower Basket Card. Click on any picture for more information, to see a larger image, or to order online: