This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketch #271 and Hand Stamped Sentiments #255. I wanted to find a large sentiment for the top block and spotted one in the Suite Sentiments stamp set (new in the Occasions Catalogue, p. 54). The English version says "Enjoy life and have fun," but the translated expression means something like "Take a bite out of life", which links nicely with the Fresh Fruit stamp set (Annual Catalogue, p. 149). I made my own background on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamping the strawberries in Flirty Flamingo and the top in Emerald Envy. Then, I went back over the strawberries with VersaMark and embossed them in clear embossing powder, for a fun shiny finish. I also added little dots from the same stamp set to fill out the space, in Watercolor Wonder ink.
The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on Watermelon Wonder cardstock, and I added two Flirty Flamingo enamel shapes from the 2016-2018 In Color set on each side. A piece of white baker's twine was wrapped at the top to embellish a bit.
A white envelope was stamped to match.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Fresh Fruit, Mots coordonnés (Suite Sentiments)
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Wonder
Accessories: White Bakers' Twine, Stampin' Emboss Powder (Clear, White),
2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, White Medium Envelope, Stampin' Dimensionals