Hi everyone! Sherry H. here with my final post as a member of the Poppystamps Design Team. It has been such an honor to be a part of this wonderful team of talented ladies. And although I’m leaving, I won’t be going far, as I’ve been given an opportunity to be a member of the Memory Box Design Team, so really, I’ll be just “next door”. I’m excited about this new adventure, and hope you’ll look for me there!
My card features one of my favorites, the “An Apple a Day” die, which I think is so versatile.
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75” x 5”, and sponged Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters distress inks through the Memory Box Texture Splatter stencil approximately two-thirds of the way down. I added that piece with foam tape to the card base. I cut the tag from one of the smaller dies in the Open Studio Rectangle Layers set, and used a corner punch at the top. I then sponged Scattered Straw distress ink through the Texture Mesh stencil for the backround, and also sponged the edges. I cut white and green apples from the An Apple a Day die, and chose three of the larger ones. I sponged Dried Marigold on the white ones, and shaded them with Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick. On the green apple, I sponged Shabby Shutters ink and shaded it with Peeled Paint. To give that little shaded dent at the top of the apple, I lightly sponged Frayed Burlap just below the stem, and also on the stem itself. I added Peeled Paint ink to the leaves and adhered them to the stems. I then highlighted the applies with a glitter brush. (The glitter shows much better on the full view.)
I adhered the apples with foam tape as shown. The “Thanks” is a word sticker from my stash. I punched a hole at the top of the tag for the lime green ribbon, and adhered the assembled piece with foam tape to the front. I scattered sequence and some green gem stones to finish it off, and there you have it!