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An Apple a Day

I was on a mission this past week to create a card using the Apple Harvest stamp set.

It was about a year ago - Fall of 2022 - when I last used that set, so it had been too long. I loved making this simple lattice card. You can read all about it here on my blog.

I wanted to do something a little different this time and thought that perhaps a slightly more unique yellow apple would be fun. I got it in my head that I wanted to use Designer Series Paper to give the apple some pattern. What Designer Series Paper has a yellow in it and some sort of green for the leaves? Follow my thought process here...the night I was putting this all together, I had just used Lost Lagoon for leaves making a card with the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, so why not use Lost Lagoon leaves for my apple card, too? Crushed Curry and Lost Lagoon Designer Series Paper? Yep, no problem. Inked Botanicals! I decided I'd use these three designs:

I stamped the apple on the Crushed Curry and Lost Lagoon Designer Series Papers and once more on Crumb Cake cardstock (for the stem). I then fussy cut the apple (and the leaves and stem), then adhered the leaves and stem on top of the Crushed Curry apple to get this:

I don't hate it, but in the end, I really decided I wanted a water-colored apple. So instead, I got out the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, ink from the ink pads, and a water painter. Yes, that was the ticket. A watercolored apple was the right call. I put the card together using three sets of dies and the card turned out to be perfection. I love it when that happens.

Who can honestly resist three sets of dies when the card looks this good? The best part? The Apple Blossom Dies are in the Clearance Rack and are dirt cheap! The Brilliant Backgrounds Dies coordinate perfectly with the the little stamp from the Apple Harvest stamp set I used on the background. The Scalloped Contours is just the perfect backdrop for my focal image.

You can get links to all of the supplies I used on this card by clicking the photos at the bottom of this blog post. You can watch as I made this card during What's Up! Stampers:


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Happy stamping!


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