December 17, 2009

An Apple a Day...

How's this for a get well card?  I think it's cute and the bright colours are cheerful and uplifting don't yo think?  Hope none of you are needing a get well card this holiday season and I'm lucky enough to be able to put this one in card stash (thankfully I have my blog readers to share this with instead),  

I'm so tired of doing Christmas cards and knew that I wanted to make anything but.  I went through my paper hoard for this Get Sketchy sketch and came across this fun paper.  I started putting this together without knowing what stamps I wanted to use and then finally decided to use my punches to make this apple core that I've seen on other blogs.  At that point I still didn't know what kind of card this was going to be.  Well I got all the pieces prepped and it was time to pick out the sentiment....I could have done pretty much anything but I decided to work with the old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".  I thought about making something for the teachers in our lives too but I wonder if they get tired of the apple theme themselves?

The apple was made using the SU! tab punch on Very vanilla and Real Red.  I sponged the vanilla with So Saffron craft ink.  The stem was made using the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and the leaf is made from the 5-petal punch.  I may just make a small picture tutorial.

This was also my first time sponging (real red) on my nestabilities.  I still need some practice and I'm in no way as good as my friend Tanis but I'll find my groove.

I really like where this paper took me and the relaxed creativity that came out of it.  There was no pressure just a patient process that came out with a very nice end result.  Don't you love it when that happens?

Paper:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kraft, NSU dsp
Ink:  Basic Black, So Saffron (Craft), Real red.
Accessories:  Tab punch, circle punches, 5-petal punch, nestibilities labels 1,  Red gingham ribbon, red grosgrain ribbon


  1. Yipes...this is over the top a-dorable...I'm a huge cosmo cricket fan...such the happy card!

    Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

  2. This blows my mind! Love that apple and that paper!

  3. This is so so adorable!! Really love the apple you created!! Great job with Get Sketchy 18!


  4. What are you talking about?! Your sponging is AWESOME!! I think you've created the cutest card I've seen all winter =) Such an amazing, well put together Feel Better card!

  5. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  6. Great sponging!! I just got my new daubers and can't wait to practise. As for me, I don't mind the apple cards...just no more mugs with apples!! LOL I even eat an apple for my mid afternoon snack!! Love that dp...cosmo cricket? :)

  7. Darling card. love the apple
    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

  8. What a wonderfully cute card, so fresh I love it. Have a great Holiday and the best of the best for the coming New Year.

  9. Wow, love this card! so beautiful!!