Do you remember this 80s commercial jingle, “Summer, summer fruits, it wouldn’t be summer without them!”? Growing up in Southern California, this jingle brings back a lot of nostalgic childhood memories for me. Now I live in Georgia, the peach state, and when I saw this adorable Mo Manning “You Are A Peach” stamp from Penny Black, I knew I had to have this in my card making stash. Isn’t she absolutely adorable?

I wanted to keep the image soft and sweet so I stamped her with Momento Desert Storm Ink to try some no line (or faint line) coloring. I used some eyelet patterned paper to paper piece her bloomers, shading with Copic R20 and R30. For everything else I simply used the following Copic colors:
Hair: E70, 71, 74 and 79, with some detailed wisps added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen
Skin: E50, E51, E21, R20
Lips: R20, Distress Marker Festive Berries
Peach and butterflies: R5, R14, R17, Y21, E31, with details like the butterfly antennas and bodies added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen
Sand: E31, E33, E51
Apron/top: B000, B00, B01
Sky with clouds left white: B000, B00
Sandals: E70, E71, E74 with detailes added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen and shimmer added to buckles with a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll Pen

I used the largest and second largest of the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Stitched Rectangles die set and added some dimension to card front by adding a stitched frame. I mounted it onto the card front with rolled up 1/8″ double sided tape to add a bit of dimension, while keeping it relatively flat for mailing. I love how that small detail of breaking up the single layer card seems to add so much interest and emphasizes the dynamic movement in the image by contrasting it with the rectilinear framing. For final touches, I added 3 dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard just under each butterfly. I think the sparkle adds a bit of magic and the placement adds to the feeling of movement from the butterflies. I made this card to represent and celebrate the start of summer, and I think this little cutie walking along the beach enjoying her giant peach does a good job of that!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Anything Goes June Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Summer Challenge
Creatlicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Die Cuts or Punches
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge

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