I thought this apple from the Sweet & Spicy Digital Image set at Clear Dollar Stamps would be fun to paper piece. So I gave it a try. I made an easel card but in my picture it's sure leaning. Sorry, it really does sit nicely in real life.
Here's a little better view of the front of the card when it is closed.
After printing the different pieces, I colored the stem with copics and then cut it out. I then cut a slit in the apple to slip the stem thru. I cut out two of the leaves. I got creative to give the top leave some dimension. My husband was tuning a piano for a church, I was there with him cutting out and coloring images. After cutting the leaf out, I laid it face down on the padded pew seat beside me. Then using the rounded end of a marker, I rubbed the back of the leaf while pushing gently into the pew cushion. It gave it a nice rounded, leaf looking texture (at home I would have substituted a mouse pad for the pew cushion). I then glued the top leave to the bottom one.
Since it was an easel card, I also did some interior decorating. I kept to the notebook theme.
I didn't intend for my card to have such a "school-ish" theme but it sure turned out that way. Oh well, I guess it had a mind of its own. LOL
Patterned Paper: BG (Oxford)
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps (Sweet & Spicy digital images)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Embellishments/Tools: Brads (Making Memories Mini & Medium Metallic Circle), Fiskars Border Punch, AC Slick Writer (Black)
I'm entering this card in the Paper & Such Paper Piecing challenge.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.