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

9 comments:

  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!

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

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

    ♥Lea

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  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!

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  5. Very pretty take on the sketch!

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  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? :)

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

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  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.

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

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