Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing Fresh & Fruity + A Giveaway

Hello there!  We're back today with lots of ideas using our new Fresh & Fruity stamps and dies coming out this Friday along with another GIVEAWAY!  

Up first I have a card using a number of the different fruit images from the set, along with the pineapple from the Tropical Paradise stamp set shared yesterday.  All of my images were colored with copic markers and then I stamped the texture on my lime and lemon using the extra image in the set with inks a bit darker than my copic coloring.  I also used a white gel pen to add shiny marks to my orange and watermelon slices.  

I finished off my white cardstock panel by die-cutting the bottom edge using a border die from the Sunny Border dies (the patterned paper is from an older Doodlebug collection called Fruit Stand).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Fruit Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next I have a card using the strawberry image from the set.  I started by coloring my strawberries with Copic Markers.  This image has a fun companion image with the seeds that can layer over the top of the main image.  I created these as a separate stamp to increase flexibility with your designs.  It can either be heat embossed in white or left off so that a cute little face from the set can be stamped instead.  I love both versions, but I am especially smitten at how the seeds pop when heat embossed!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Strawberry Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card focusing on the watermelon images.  I thought it would be fun to use the watermelon slices to create a scalloped border.  I cut another little scallop from coral cardstock using our Sunny Borders dies and then stamped a subtle tone-on-tone background using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress inks along with the wavy stitched stamp from Backyard Bugs.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Watermelon Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My next card uses the citrus slice from the set.  I stamped several citrus slices onto masking material, fussy cut them out and then used them to mask of the areas where the images overlapped.  I stamped my citrus slices with clear VersaMark ink onto white cardstock, heat embossed the images with white embossing powder and then colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, a little water and a spare paint brush.  

I really struggle with watercolors, but I love how the heat embossing gives you a raised line to color within.  I am also in love with using the Strathmore Bristol paper with these Zig markers.  I love the smooth surface and the way the pens blend on the paper.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Citrus Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


My next card focused on the pears and coordinating sentiment.  One of my favorite color schemes is pink and green so I thought it would work well for this card.  I paired Doodlebug's new swiss dots petite prints paper with the scalloped border stamps from Sunny Borders and the Sunny Borders dies.  I used the two faces from the set to add a little personality to my two pears and cut out the strips of paper for my sentiment using the Fishtail Banner dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Pear Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card I used the cherries and sentiment from the set and the sprinkles image from the Birthday Smiles stamp set which I heat embossed in white to create my tri-dot pattern.  I actually cut and colored two of the cherry images and then popped the second image up over the first with foam tape, offsetting the leaves to create dimension.  I also added some shine to my cherries using glossy accents.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fresh & Fruity Cherry Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


And here's another look at the new stamps & dies featured on today's cards...


Sunny Studio: Fresh & Fruity Fruit Stamp Set Sunny Studio: Fresh & Fruity Fruit Die Set

Would you like to win some of these fun products?  Today we are giving away the Fresh & Fruity stamps & Wavy Border dies featured yesterday to one lucky winner using the Rafflecopter below.  

Winners will be announced here on the blog on Sunday, April 3rd.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I hope you enjoyed all the ideas today.  Come back everyday this week for more ideas and for another chance to win the products featured that day.  ;)

51 comments:

  1. Feast for the eyes! Sooooo adorable! Love them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Awesome cards but my favorite is the watercolored one!

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  3. HELLO summer!
    what fabulous cards! with fantastic stamps!TFS

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  4. favorites?? Ooo tough...love the first one with the whole buffet of fruit though! :D

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  5. Oh Mendi these cards are all fantastic! The stamp sets are gorgeous and so fun! I love how you created all the cards with different stamps from the set. You can clearly see that your stamps are very versatile and I love that! I cannot choose a favorite card here because they are all so fun and very adorable!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  6. All of these cards are awesome! If I had to pick, I'd say the citrus slices and the cherry card are my favorites. I love that you've created with a huge variety of styles using this stamp set. I definitely need this one!!!

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  7. Love all your cards Mendi - so adorable and fun!

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  8. They are all very SWEET! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Oh my goodness! These are all fabulous. Way too hard to pick a favorite!! Love the different designs and all the fun and flirty fruits! I would have to say that for a favorite, it's a toss up :-D I love the main squeeze card design and colors. The Strawberry thank you card is completely darling. Nope....can't pick a favorite. They are all my favorite ♥

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  10. I love all of your cards today! If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the strawberry card! I love how you can put the seeds or happy face on!

    Chris L.

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  11. Such cute ideas for an adorable set. My favorite is the watercolored one...just amazing!!!

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  12. What a bunch of cute
    fruity cards! I love
    the pink Pear card.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. LOVE this set! It is soooo fun.
    My favorite card today is the first one
    with all the fruit!

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  14. Super cute set, I always wanted a fruit stamp set!!! The first card is my favorite, love it!!

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  15. Oh these cards are so cute! I love this set, especially all the clever sentiments that match the fruits. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the citrus slice card. Those colors are gorgeous together!

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  16. I love how refreshing these cards look....bright and sunny. LOVE this stamp set!!!!! Great cards ....hugs

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  17. I love this set and the cards are fabulous! I love the first card!

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  18. I just love all of these cards, and the stamps used to make them!

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  19. Mendi, all these cards are super cute. I'm in love with this stamp set. Pinned all the cards for inspiration.

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  20. Cards are fabulous and I love the melons and citrus slices. Adorable!!!

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  21. Love the citrus card and the first one with all of the fruit. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

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  22. All your cards are adorable but the first one is especially sweet. Love that sentiment!
    Carrie C

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  23. Oh my, I love these stamps and dies! Although all of the cards are amazing, my favorite is the first one with all of the fruit. Your coloring is so beautiful. You've inspired me to get my Copics out and color! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  24. I love the last card with the cherry design. The curved columns are so pretty and I'm obsessed with cherries, so that probably helps too!!

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  25. Oh my these are awesome. I've been wanting a fruity set forever and I've bought several that aren't quite right. This is perfect and the sentiments are just gorgeous. Think I need to sell some fruit sets and buy this one instead lol.

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  27. All of the fruits are awesome. My favorite would be the watermelon. Makes you think of summer Thanks for sharing. Anne S.

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  28. I love the two-step strawberry! So cute!

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  29. I love the Hi Sweetie Cherry Card!! And the Watermelon Card Thanks a Melon.

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  30. WOW - these cards are all amazing and SO CUTE!! Love the strawberry one though - something about strawberries (real and pictured) always makes me SMILE!!! You have showcased your delightful talents for coloring and adding the perfect details!! So fun and this set is a must have!!!

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  31. I love them all, but my favorite is the lemons.

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  32. How can I choose one only? It's so hard. I love the last one. I find way too too cute!

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  33. Very colorful and yummy cards. My fave is the one with the strawberries.

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  34. Adorable! I'm a sucker for colorful and punny cards!

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  35. Love that the seeds for the strawberry is separate. The strawberry card is my fave.

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  36. Love these colorful cards !! Beautiful

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  38. I love your card to your daughter. Those fruits are just gorgeous.

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  39. I absolutely love all of he cards but my favorite is the strawberry oNE!!

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  40. I am SUCH a sucker for cute fruity stamps and I think they are all so bold and bright! But the "sweet daughter" card is my personal favourite because it is so unique! Love it!

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  41. Yummy cards !!! Those stamps are so sweet

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  42. These are so cute and I love how the fruit slices came out with the zig markers. makes me want to trying something like this with mine.

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  43. My favorite card is the one with all the fruit and the sentiment about a sweeter daughter. Love it since we have 2 daughters and this would be a perfect card to send to them.

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  44. My favorite is your watercolor card using the Zigs! My style of card!!!!

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  45. The watercoloured your my main squeeze is my fav. Great set!

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  46. I love the colors on the 'For the Perfect Pear' card and a close second is the hi sweetie card. It was a hard decision... all so CUTE!!!

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  47. Fabulous cards and stamps. Love them all!

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  48. A D O R A B L E ! ! ! :o) I'm melting! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :o)

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  49. Sweet daughter card....amazing coloring!!!!!

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