I have to say that this month's prompt had me scrambling.
I couldn't think of a single fruit stamp in my inventory. So used I the excuse to go shopping and picked up Sunny Studio's Fruit Cocktail. Its got plenty of words to make up fun punny sentiments and an apple, a pear, and a peach all layered for super realistic looks. I later found I had a watermelon stamp and a bunch of bananas...who knew...not me at least not in the moment.
I really like to start with a sketch for this particular challenge, because it is so easy to unintentionally make very similar cards with two different sentiment when working on this challenge - neglecting the two different design aspect.
My sketches are a jumping off point, as you can see below again I went off script once it came down to putting the cards together. But that is OKAY...they are still very different designs for two occasions.
On to the individual images:
For my encouragement / love card I used a Darice basket weave embossing folder on the card base, the fishtail dies are from MFT, I used the tea party and green valley inks from Altenew. I have them swatched out and it makes that layering stamping so much easier. The sentiment words are part of the fruit coctail stamp set.
Lots of reds playin on this card. The sentiments contained a single y, and I turned it upside down to make it an H for my punny birthday greeting.
So what fruit/s are you going to play with this month? I hope to see you in the Twofer gallery.
Thanks for visiting.