Apple season is upon us, and Stampin’ Up’s “Picked For You” stamp set helps us create very artistic apples.
The Picked For You stamp set has four stamps for stamping the apple, and the Stamparatus positioning tool works wonders. The ink colors I used to stamp the apple on Sahara Sand cardstock: Granny Apple Green (of course), Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede for the stem. I used my Aqua painter to blend the lines and colors together, and then fussy cut the apple in a circle.
My apple needed a place to sit, so I thought of the Burlap background stamp. I stamped the Burlap in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut a corner square to fit on my Sahara Sand card base. Stesha Bloodhart gave me the idea to actually snip the fringe with scissors. I added more texture by running the Burlap through the Big Shot using the Corrugated embossing folder.
TIP: The apple is lifted in the center by two dimensionals, then glued around the edge.
I chose the sentiment, “I couldn’t have picked a better friend,” also from the “Picked For You” stamp set, and stamped it in Soft Suede ink.
The theme this week at Paper Players is apple(s) using a clean & simple layout.
I decided right before posting that my apple need a leaf. So, I stamped a leaf from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Sahara Sand cardstock. The leaf was easily cut, using the Lemon Builder Punch. I tucked it behind the apple stem, and my clean & simple card was complete.
Thank you for visiting my blog. May you enjoy a nice, juicy apple!
You MUST visit my Stampin’ Up store today, October 23, 2018, because there is a 24 hour sale going on. You won’t want to miss it! Clicking the picture below will take to to the details!