Saturday, October 16, 2010

Apples in Autumn - CC&M

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.

Happy Autumn! Enjoy your weekend!

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


Holly said...

Evette, I buy my ink pads from various places. You can try Stampers Dream (, Ellen Hutson (, or even for Memento ink pads.

Lyn said...

Really neat card, Holly. You will get so much use out of your new stamp. Worked perfect for the "barky" feel. Love your sentiment and apples, too! Thanks...

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so fun! Love the tone on tone with the layered apples...very cool, and the sentiment inset is fabulous! Great card!

Chrissy D said...

GREAT PROJECT! Love this mono dies!

Joan Ervin said...

I'm lovin all the apples, Holly, and the distressing you achieved with the new Holly stamp looks AWESOME!!!!