This week’s What Will You Stamp challenge is featuring the Picked for You stamp set.

By Su Mohr for WWYS185; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Picked for You, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Corrugated embossing folder; #WWYS185 #Stampinup #pickedforyou #handmadecards #diy #teachercards #stencil

Picked for You


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.

Picked for You for Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

By Su Mohr for Kylie Bertucci's Top Ten Winners Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Picked For You, Bokeh Dots, Swirly Frames, Seasonal Layers Lemon Builder Punch, Stamparatus; #pickedforyou #bokehdots #swirlyframes #seasonallayers #lemonbuilderpunch #stamparatus #thankyoucards #teachercards

Picked For You


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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