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!