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!)