Sunday, December 13, 2009

So Grateful

Weekend update time. I got zero done on the crafty stuff yesterday because I spent the whole day shopping. Yep. I was out there. With. those. people. You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that would run you over if it meant getting the size they want in the color they need. Okay, maybe I'm being over dramatic. It wasn't that bad, really, but it did mean that I didn't get anything done at home. But I did manage to make this little card today with my Blessed by You set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I just couldn't resist using that apple any longer:

See what I mean? That apple is perfection! I inked it up using a lighter and darker shade and the "rock and roll" technique. It added just the right amount of shading I needed. I did go in a second time and stamped just the darker red on the right side of the apples. That's the beauty of clear stamps, you can see just where you're stamping! To add the white highlights I used my white gel pen and blender pen from Stampin' Up! This allowed me to add just enough of a soft white highlight on the apple:

Once again, I love the sentiments that Claire included in this set...and there are so many of them! For this card I inked just the "So Grateful" part of the sentiment and really love how it turned out.

Have a great rest of the weekend! I have about 634 things to accomplish before it's back to work Monday. Wish me luck!

Stamps: Blessed by You (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (PTI), Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write markers (SU!)
Other: white gel pen (Signo), classic and scallop long rectangle dies (Spellbinders), blender pen (SU!)


Karen said...

Those apples are fabulous. So realistic. Hope you get everything done today.

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, I'd say your card is "perfection" Jennifer! Simply lovely!!!

Stacy said...

WOW! Those apples are perfect!

Claire Brennan said...

It is a gorgeous card Jennifer, the way you stamped those apples was superb, I wouldn't have thought to add the depth that way!! It's a stunner!

anya said...

Wow Jennifer, those apples are fantastic! The shading is so realistic. Love the simple border, too!

Melissa said...

Wow Jennifer! Those apples look ready to eat--amazing! Hope you got a lot accomplished!

Julia Aston said...

I thought your apples were cut from a picture or a clip art - they look so 3 dimensional Jennifer! super duper job on this! I'm gonna have to play and see if I can color any where near like this!!?!?!

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Deborah March said...

What a clean, fresh design, and you achieved SPECTACULAR colour on those apples!


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