Cards

We Make a Good Pear Card

The fun part about this set, and actually all the fruits and vegetables in the collection, is that they can be made into other fruits and vegetables. The pear shown here is also the avocado but it can be made into a squash too!
By  Debi Adams  for  Spellbinders

4¼”x5½”

MATERIALS

  • Cardstock: light green, olive green, pale yellow, black, gold
  • Black and white stripe patterned paper
  • Gold cording
  • Thin black and white ribbon

TOOLS

  • Die cutting machine 
  • Spellbinders “We Make a God Pear” Stamp and Die Set 
  • Ranger Distress Blending Tool 
  • Signo White Pigment Ink Pen
  • Sakura Black Micron Pigma Pen .03 
  • Ink: yellow, olive green, pink, black
  • Adhesives: 3L Double-sided Adhesive Tape, Foam Tape

BASIC SUPPLIES

  • Paper trimmer
  • Pinking sheers
  • Scrap paper
  • Ruler 

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1. Make 4¼”x5” side-fold card from white cardstock. Cut 4”x5” panel from striped patterned paper and adhere to card base.  

2. Cut 3½”x4¾” panel from gold cardstock and 3¼”x4½” panel from black cardstock. Mount black panel onto gold panel and adhere to striped patterned paper. 

3. Hand draw several circles onto black cardstock using white pen. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto 1½”x2” piece of white cardstock. Trim top and bottom edges with pinking shears. Adhere to card as shown and add details with black pen. 

4. Die-cut pear, avocado, leaves, stem and seed from light green, olive green, yellow and brown cardstock as shown. Place avocado and pear on scrap paper. Starting on the scrap paper, use blending tool dipped in ink to add color to avocado, pear and leaves. 

5. Use white pen to add accents to pear. Adhere avocado and leaves to card base using adhesive. Adhere pear and leaf to card base using foam dots. Tie bow using gold string and adhere to pear as shown. Tie a knot in black ribbon and adhere to top of sentiment.

*Tip: To change up the card, try adding two pears instead of the pear and avocado. The center piece and seeds come with the pear as well.