Sunday, January 4, 2009

The finishing touch!

Since I was unhappy with the dry erase frame, I decided to make a set of cards for my son's teacher to add to the Christmas gift. I stuck with the apple theme, and made these simple cards. I am really liking Sahara Sand right now, so I pulled that out, and two different nestabilities squares and did a little dry embossing. If you put two of them together, nested, on the cuttlebug, and run it through, you get this look! Cool! I actually put them upside down, because I didn't want that ridge where it would normally cut, to show through. Much nicer and cleaner look. I figured this out by trial and error. The apple and sayings are from School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps. If you don't know anything about these stamps, they are wonderful to use. They are layered stamps. Kind of like Stampin' Up!'s 3 step stamping. But, the way these stamps are created, it's almost like they took an image and ran it through an MRI machine and cut each layer. That's the best way to describe these stamps. Just for this apple, there were 4 different stamps to make up the apple, and two for the leaf. They are clear, so it's easy to see where the last layer was to be able to line up your next layer.
The colors that I used for the apple are (in order of layers): Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Ridinghood Red, and Red Brick by Memento. The leaf is Old Olive, both layers. The sentiment was also stamped in Old Olive to continue the theme.
Happy Stamping!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this---the framed apple is perfect...great teacher gift idea!


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