Friday, March 11, 2011

Apples (Design Team Project)

Joanne Wardle


There are so many of FranticStamper's own line of stamps that I just love. They are deeply etched unmounted red rubber, and the images are perfect for so many occasions. This row of apples (Apples 137-03-J) would make an ideal card for a teacher or for an autumn card. The colours I've chosen, though, remind me more of apple blossoms and spring time. For the colours in the card I was inspired by the celery and pink in the Jute Stripe ribbon (MA-360-46). Isn't it lovely? And it matches the patterned paper from Basic Grey's Green at Heart line so well (BG-6x6-GREEN)!

This is a card that is quick and simple to make. Simply stamp the image twice onto white card, trim one to a rectangle, and from the other cut out the apple that appears to be in the foreground. Colour the images with markers and add the extra image on dimensional adhesive. Cut a piece of green paper from the green at heart pad just larger than the stamped panel, and distress with the blade of your scissors or a distress tool. Cut a patterned piece of paper as a background and tear a pink piece to fit. Layer into place on a standard sized folded card. Tie a piece of the ribbon into a knot, trim the ends to a "V" and glue in place.


I hope this card's colours will help you to think about the spring that is just around the corner. And I hope you will give some of the wonderful unmounted stamps in FranticStamper's own line a go.

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. This is a cute stamp. I was posting because of the email I got announcing the new blog format. I'm not understanding how it works. But in response to the email, I am looking forward to the sketches and videos. Maybe a challenge can be included once a month or so. I'd love to see some scrap challenges or videos & tips on using stamps on scrap pages.