Every year my father-in-law brings us a big bag of apples, fresh from the orchard. It's that time of year and this card is a thank you for him and a nice twist on the Tart and Tangy set. TIP: Embossing gives this stamp another dimension (and would do the same for the 3 other fruits in the set–see full set below).
I dipped each apple in Versamark, stamped on Chocolate Chip card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. TIP: At first it looks like the gold is not going to show up against the dark brown. However, once heat is applied, it lightens and brightens. Cool.
I popped out each Chocolate square with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and layered on a coordinating 1 3/8" Square, punched from More Mustard card stock. The three apples were then layered on Really Rust and Chocolate Chip mats.
The background layout (based on today's Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge) is delicious on it's own. TIP: All Splitcoast Daily challenges are available on my right side bar. It's such a valuable starting place. I used one of my favorite patterns from Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper, available October 1 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. Need a catalog or the holiday mini? Click here for details.
I layered each paper in sections, according to the Sketch Challenge, including Autumn Vine DP, Really Rust and More Mustard Textured card stock. All sections were layered on Chocolate Chip card stock and a 4.25 x 5.5 Really Rust card base.
The "Kind Thanks" sentiment is heat embossed in gold on Chocolate Chip card stock. TIP: Stampin' Up!'s Thank You Kindly stamp set offers 4 great ways to say "thank you" for $13.95 (below). I added some gold micro brads (www.justbrads.com) as a complimentary accent. The sentiment gets a little "heightening" (any Seinfeld fans?) with Stampin' Dimensionals
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Off to make apple crisp. Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary
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Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, Thank You Kindly Paper: Autumn Vine Designer Series, Really Rust Textured and Smooth, More Mustard Textured and Smooth Ink: Versamark Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Heat Tool The Perfect Touch: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Micro Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals