Saturday, December 27, 2014

Many Thanks

I  hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas! Can you believe 2014 is almost over?!!

We'll be ringing in the new year with a fabulous new release from Poppystamps and Memory Box which I'm very excited about!  New designs will be posted on the Poppystamps Blog starting January 12th.  In the meantime, here is a non-holiday card using the An Apple a Day die from Poppystamps.


My card base is a standard A2 size from cream paper, on top of which I adhered a light green piece cut slightly smaller.  I cut the Massa Leaf Frame from a darker green card stock and adhered it to a cream card stock measuring 4-5/8” x 3-1/2”, so that the leaves would extend beyond the edges.  I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto the leaves, and shaped them for dimension.   I cut the Nestled Bird from cream card stock and used Fired Brick Distress Ink to sponge and shade it, adding a small dot for its eye.  It’s amazing how that little dot brings the bird to life. 

I cut one set of apples from a peach colored card stock and another set from the same green card stock as the backdrop.  I then shaded the peach colored ones with Fired Brick, going darker on the right sides and fading it to the left. I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on the green apples in the same manner.  I shaped the apples to give them a slightly rounded look, and then adhered the leaves to the stems of the apples, mounting them to the Massa Leaf frame as shown.  


I tied a bow from lime green sheer ribbon, added a small apple to the center, and then adhered that to the corner as shown.  

Here's another view of the card:

Hope you enjoy!  Happy celebrating and here’s to a wonderful 2015!


Stamping With Bibiana said...

love love your card, so fresh and colorful what is the sentiment? a stamps?
wishing you a wonderful 2015, full of more creativity
bibiana(DT MB language blogs) said...

Hi Bibiana, Thank you so much for your comment. Means a lot as I admire your work very much.

The sentiment is a Mrs. Goldman clear sticker. If you enlarge the photo you can just barely see the outline of the sticker. :)