This week’s What Will You Stamp challenge is featuring the Picked for You stamp set.
The apple is so realistic; it’s fun creating different looks with the 4-step stamping process.
I’m also playing along with the Global Design Project challenge.
I explained my four-step stamping method in this prior post.
For today’s card, I already had my apple stamped and cut, but I wanted to mold it for a 3-D effect. I turned the apple over on a Foam Pad, spritzed it with water to soften the paper fibers, and used a stylus in a circular motion.
TIP: Start lightly, increasing pressure slowly, because you don’t want to tear the paper.
I set my apple aside to dry, and began on the background. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP makes great stencils, and I chose a pattern I liked with the apple. Since red and green are complementary colors, I “picked” Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the stenciling treatment on Whisper White cardstock. Holding the stencil in place with my left hand, I used a Sponge Dauber in my right hand, daubing and blending the two colors together.
Next, I chose the sentiment, “You are terrific to the Core,” and stamped it in Granny Apple Green ink. I used the square, Stitched Shapes die for cutting, which happened to be the right size.
Garden Green was the natural choice for a card base, and I added a layer of texture with the Corrugated embossing folder. Before gluing everything down, I cut layers of Granny Apple Green cardstock to border the sentiment and art piece.
The supplies I used are available at my store, listed below. Just as in nature, no two apples are exactly alike, so don’t be intimidated by the stamping process.
I hope you’ve been inspired to play along at What Will You Stamp. I’d love to see your creation in the gallery!
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