Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Perfect Pear

I love a good pun, and the Berry Good stamp set from Avery Elle makes it really easy. I made this card a few days ago:

When I moved to OH two years ago, my friend Mary Dawn mentioned that Susan Raihala lived nearby. I love her work over at her personal blog. Turns out she lives about eight miles from me, so we've become fast friends, enjoying occasional lunches out and I am sure we'll soon need to hit up Marco's for a little retail therapy.

I mention Susan here because she has a "thing" for pears. It makes me laugh. So when I saw the (now expired) The Male Room challenge was "fruit":

all sorts of alarms went off in my head. In a good way! :)

So you see, this card needed to be made. Here it is again, since I've been blathering:

I stamped the left-hand pear, masked it, then stamped the second one. There needed to be two, you know. I colored the pears with Copics*, and put the white panel on a Hero Arts note card.

One thing I like about challenges is how it makes you dig into your stash, and helps you remember stamps buried therein. It's a healthy exercise. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

*Once again, I used the handy Copic Hex Chart created by Sandy Allnock. It's organized by color, not by number, and it's an amazing resource for selecting colors to use to blend.

Stuff I used: Copics (0, YG11, YG25, YG03, YG67, G28, C0), and the following:


  1. Very nice card and sentiment, both. Have a perfect day, Leslie.

  2. I know all about Susan and her pear thing. Hee hee. I also know that I read in the previous post that you didn't click thru VLVS naughty page (yet look at those pears in the next post!!!!).

  3. As a long time lurker on Susan's blog, this definitely had to be made for her. Love it!

  4. Susan and I can compete for pear stamps…I got a very full drawer of them :) I am thrilled that you have a stamping buddy nearby; there is nothing better in my humble opinion.

    A very pretty card, L!


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