Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Fruit of the Spirit

I guess the same goes for stamps as with any item - 'One man's trash is another man's treasure'.  

At a resent retreat, this basket of fruit stamp was on the 'swap' table along with others for anyone to take.  It caught my eye so I borrowed it to stamp for a card, then returned it for someone else to use.  I guess it could be considered dated but never too old to go with this scripture.

The stamp is from River City Rubber Works, Fruit, 1998.  Here's what I came up with ~ 

I used Copic markers for the coloring and used the Gina Marie Designs Labels Two for all the die cuts.  

What I'd like to point out on this card is there was just a horizontal line under the fruit - no basket or table.  So as you can see I took a piece of the background plaid and again the Labels Two die and make it look like a tablecloth or bowl holding the fruit.  This trick is also good if you happen to get a nasty ink blob while coloring the bowl or something under your item - look to see if you can turn your dies to cover ~ be creative! 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday ~ Weeks 541-542 

Love to Craft ~ Challenge #68 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper ~ May 

Crafts Galore Encore ~ May 

 Pam’s Pearls



Grapes: BV01, BV04, BV13, Peaches: E93, E95, Cantaloupe: E30, Apples: Green: YG03, 

Red: R17, R29, Leaf: YG61, YG63, Banana: Y21, E34




  1. Perfect image to coordinate with the Scripture, Pam. It's great to give older stamps new life! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!


  2. A gorgeous card Pam - love your innovative use of the die cut to ground the image. The scripture is such a wonderful 'match' to the image. Thanks you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Word Art Wednesday

  3. What a beautiful card. The colors you have chosen are so bold and bright! Love the patterned paper you have included in your work. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge this month and hope you join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

  4. Beautiful image and coloring!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    ~ DT Dagmara