Another hot day here in Michigan. So, it is a good day to enjoy the air conditioning and make cards. The Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog Theme this week is "Fruit" and using Basic Grey papers if you have some. Fortunately, I do have some Basic Grey papers. I used papers from the Kioshi Collection. I also used a favorite stamp from Inkadinkado.
I stamped the image with Spiced Marmalade (Ranger) on Barely Banana CS (Stampin' Up). I added green to pear with Wild Lime ink (Vivid) using a Tim Holtz distressing ink applicator. I also used the applicator to add more Spiced Marmalade and Iced Tea inks (both from Ranger). I layered the image with the Basic Grey papers. I cut strips of the print paper and layered them over the paper. The card's base is made from Certainly Celery (SU). For accents I used tulle in a pale green and beads. I strung beads on thread and wrapped the string of beads around the tulle's knot. I took a few stitches and used some Zots to hold the string of beads on. I added a piece of orange ribbon under the beads. I also added a row of gem stickers.
Here is a detail of the beading and the paper strips.
Here is a detail of the center motif.
Have a great day!