Unlike my strawberry card, which translated rather nicely from imagination to paper, this one is very different from my initial idea. I started by creating an acrylic block background on my white card using two different distress inks. Then I stamped the image. Unfortunately, despite using my stamp positioner... it was just a BIT crooked. And when there are a lot of horizontal lines in the image, crooked is obvious, especially if it's not crooked enough to look deliberate. ;) So the background got cut down to a layer instead of being directly on the card itself. Then I had the idea that I'd use the darker of the two background inks with an even darker one to sponge a bit of cardstock and re-stamp the apple, so I'd have this cool gradation of colour. No, looked bad. So I sponged the same two colours and then stamped and embossed the apple with the darker of the two. Wait, what's that you say? CAS-ual Fridays is having an embossing challenge this week? It's like they created this challenge just for me! I never have moved past my love for heat embossing. Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to start using that new Cuttlebug and do some dry embossing, too. :P
Since you're here... what do you think of my little dollar store easel for displaying my cards? Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!
Supplies: Colorbök pastel card, white & black cardstock, Unity Weekly Schedule Vintage Apple image & Take Time to Laugh (Oct. 2010 Kit of the Month) sentiment, Tim Holtz spun sugar and worn lipstick distress inks, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart border punch
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