05 March, 2017


I love pears, one of my favourite fruits and they are just in season here... delicious! crunchy! juicy! fresh!    And this card is for one of my favourite people.

The pears are stamped and gold embossed, then sponged with black distress ink to bring them forward, almost 3D.

Pear stamp: A Stamp in the Hand
Sentiment stamps: Hero Arts
Embossing: gold

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julie_woolston said...

Very effective Carol with the black embossing, I haven't seen that before.
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Super sponging on those pears Carol, they really pop off the card. Your sentiment made me smile as it is so appropriate for those juicy pear images. I bought a pear tree last autumn so I am eagerly awaiting to see if it will bear fruit this year, but I have to wait as we are only just entering spring here. Enjoy your pears. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Bunny said...

Oh, these are pretty pears. Love how they look and the color. My Aunt had 2 pineapple pear trees and they used to be loaded with fruit every year.

meg said...

Thank you for sharing this fantastic card at Ooh-la-la, the pears are a beautiful focal point

Kathyk said...

SMASHING make, great to see the teal as the "white space" too


Esther said...

This is brilliant! What a super idea to use the teal as the background, and those pears really pop against it - your black shadow sponging is a great touch. Love the creativity! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Shuly said...

such an appealing and yummy card!! the sentiment is touching !
just like your kind words on my blog merci beaucoup!
big hugs!

Sarah G said...

Your row of golden pears does look gorgeous, Carol and the hint of shading adds real depth! I love the teal card base too. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A striking and fabulous take with teal and love the embossed pears! Super CAS and fabulous and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More x

Eekers said...

Really interesting effect, never think to sponge with ink after, it's a fab idea! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Jacquie Southas said...

Your pears have great dimension, Carol! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the gold pears. Great CAS design. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

Joyce said...

Your gold pears are stunning, and I really like your blue cardstock background. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Card und More :)