Sunday, November 13, 2011

You're the Apple of My Eye

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

Cardstock:  Recollections
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.


Jenny said...

That is REALLY cute Ms. Stephanie!!! I LOVE it and the paper piecing! I tried the piecing for the 1st time and it WORKED!!!

Sara I. said...

Absolutely LOVE the paper pieced apple with that plaid paper!! Beautiful! xx


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