Thanks for Your Kindness - Apple Harvest

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute project to share with you using Apple Harvest Stamp Set & the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper. The Apple Harvest Stamp Set is in the July - December Mini Catalog and can be found on page 54 while the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper can be found on page 86 & 87 of the same catalog. This was a super quick project and I know that you are going to love it. Here’s a look at today’s featured project and in this blog post I will give you some tips & tricks on how to recreate it as well.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Apple Harvest Stamp Set & Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper:

Sweeten your papercrafting projects with the natural beauty of the Apple Harvest Stamp Set! The simple and natural art style will remind you of apple picking in the orchards on a crisp autumn morning. The open-line art style pairs superbly with watercolor. This stamp set also includes heartfelt, everyday sentiments that will make this stamp set a go-to!

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You’ll be prepared for any card-giving occasion when you have this Celebrate Everything 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. Need cute pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween? You got it! Need colorful fall leaves for an autumn-themed card? It’s in there! How about some gorgeous fireworks, perfect for all sorts of celebrations? This paper has it—and a whole lot more. Get this paper now and you’ll thank yourself later!

Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I added four strips of the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper in different sizes to the card front, before I did any stamping.

Easy Coloring:

To color the apple and leaves I stamped the image onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock, and then onto a piece of Stampin' Up! Masking Paper. I cut the apple out from the Masking Paper using my Paper Snips and then cut out the leaves. I carefully placed the mask over the leaves and used my Blending Brushes to add Poppy Parade Classic Ink to the apple. Once I had the desired shade I removed the leaf masks and added the apple mask and repeated the process with Granny Apple Green Classic Ink on the leaves. I colored the stem with one of my Natural Tone Stampin' Blends.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I then used my Paper Snips to cut out the apple. I then took my Layering Circle Dies and cut out a 2" circle from Basic White Cardstock and a 2 1/4" circle from Granny Apple Green Cardstock. I used the new Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Basic White Cardstock circle before attaching it to the Granny Apple Green Cardstock circle. I then added the apple to the circles with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the circles to the card front with a few more Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finishing Touches:

To finish off the card I added a few white highlights with a White Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day. I have all the supplies used to create this card listed in the shopping list below.