Friday, September 15, 2017

Pretty Patches: Apple

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a quick Clean and Simple (CAS) card using a retired W9Plus Design Studio Pretty Patches: Apple stamp set.  

I bought this set approx. four years ago and have not had a chance to ink it up that often, so when I saw the code word for  Challenge #119 at Addicted to CAS was “Apples”, I decided to pull out this neglected stamp set and give it some "love".  I really love the sentiments and images in this set and while the apple set is retired, WPlus9 still has a beautiful Pretty Patches: Pumpkin and Pretty Patches: Tree set.  I have the tree set already but now that pumpkin set is on my wish list- lol!!

I am also linking this card to the Addicted to Stamps and More #259 Clean and Simple Challenge and a second entry into the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #71 “Anything Goes”- the Pretty Patches:Apple stamp set is from 2012.

Again, if you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using the Big Shot™ die cut a banner from a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX Dies. 

2). Die cut the same Whisper White panel (step #1) with the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Die, mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

3). Mount another piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the Basic Black card front, adhere to the Whisper White card base and add the die cut rectangle (with the cut out banner shape) to the card front.

4). Ink the Pretty Patches: Apple image with Tim Holtz® (TH) Candied Apple Distress Ink, wipe off the stem with a paper towel (or your finger), use a TH Gathered Twigs Distress Marker to color the stem and stamp the image onto the white die cut banner from step #2.  Ink the leave image with TH Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and add to the image and stamp the sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink below the apple.

5). Die cut a piece of designer paper (I used retired Stampin' Up! Print Poetry DSP) with the MFT Blueprints 20 Die-namics™ banner and trim the length for the topper.  Wrap some pieces of polished hemp twine onto the front and add the twine bow.

6). Mount the stamped apple banner using dimensional foam (a bit offset to allow the black background to show) and add the topper with dimensional foam as well to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Pretty Patches: Apple (WPlus9 Design Studio)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Inks-Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn; Gathered Twigs Distress Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; retired Print Poetry DSP Stack (SU!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Blueprints 20 Die, MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX Dies, Polished Hemp Twine

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope all of you have a great weekend- hugs!!


Jan Clothier said...

I like the clean look using the bright colours against the white gives and that you've accentuated that with the black edging. It's a lovely card with a lovely sentiment. Thank you for joining us again at Retro Rubber, Julie!

Julie B said...

Love the twine contrasting with the crisp white, green and red.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Claire Grantham said...

I love the pops of colour here against your monochrome background. I love the Apple stamp. And you have reminded me, that I have large banner dies that need playing with.Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Creative Lady said...

I love all your layers with a pop of color! Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber!

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