Sunday, October 17, 2010
Apples in Autumn
I am just loving this fall weather here in TX these days. It was a long time coming, but now we have those wonderful cool mornings and cool evenings to offset the warm afternoons each day. Now's the time for hay rides, apple-picking, pumpkin carving, and watching the leaves change color.
For my creation today, I wanted to use the apple die cut card from Creative Cuts and More and have it shout "autumn." I used the Mono Dies technique from Technique Junkies on the front of this card. The smaller apples are from a Martha Stewart punch, and they coordinate perfectly with all the apple die cuts from Creative Cuts and More.
For the sentiment, I used a small square of kraft cardstock, stamped the sentiment with brown ink, and then stamped Holly's Tattered Background with Versamark ink over the sentiment. That background gives the kraft cardstock a sort of cracked bark, woodsy feel.
Die Cuts: Apple Window Square Scallop Card cut from Parakeet Bazzill Canvas cardstock
Stamps: Autumn Blessings (retired SNSS), Holly's Tattered Background (I Brake for Stamps)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves Memento, Versamark, Rich Cocoa Memento
Other: Martha Stewart apple punch, sponge