Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Apple of Gratitude

Birgit (Biggan), the featured stamper on Split Coast today often uses textured cardstock on her creations. I love how it gives the simplest of cards added depth. She has absolutely gorgeous cards in her SCS gallery.

I chose this fun apple card to CASE today - because I loved the framed panels of the card stock and the simplicity of the images. I used a different image and sentiment, left off the ant (!) and placed the gems in different places - but basically it's all Birgit's wonderful design!

My apple and sentiment are from the Peace and Plenty stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps . I stamped the apple on red Bazzill paper, cut it out and layered it on the card with foam dimensionals. Then I stamped the leaf on green Bazzill paper, cut it out and adhered it over the red stamping. I colored the stem with a brown Copic.

I inked the edges of the apple with Chai Ink to give a little dimension to it. I drew the line around the inside panel with a Micron pen.

I love how this came out!

Another weekend come and gone - back to work tomorrow but at least it's a short one with Thanksgiving on Thursday!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Peace & Plenty
Paper: Cream, Red, Green - Bazzill, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chai - PTI
Accessories: micron fine point marker - Sakura, foam dimensionals, gem stones - Hero Arts, Copic - E59

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Julia - it's funny b/c I looked at the photo first before reading & thought how much I liked the look of the texture cardstock. I guess great minds think alike :) Love the card & coloring of the apple :)

Belinda said...

Love the textured look! :)

Sharli said...

Nice card! The apple just jumps off the page. The details are perfect, I never thought of putting my image on the textured cardstock and not just using it for background. Hmmm.

SmilynStef said...

I really loved seeing how everyone interpreted her fabulous style ... you nailed it ... gorgeous card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is simply spectacular in a CAS way....fab work

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Julia...you did a fabulous job on this case....I love the apple and all the white background!!! I was bogged down with grandkiddos today...no stamping for me today :(

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!!!

Corie said...

What a great card -- love it

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very cute!

Claire Brennan said...

Very classy Julia! and the texture is a lovely change, I almost never think to try it! ta for the inspiration!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the black and white with that big red apple Julia!! Such a striking card!!