Sunday, July 2, 2017

Little Green Apples, PP351

Hi Stampers! I hope all my friends in the U.S. are enjoying a safe and happy Independence Day weekend. Actually, I hope you all are enjoying a safe and happy weekend! As I mentioned in my last post, I am just back from a month long blogging break and I must say, I missed my team-mates at The Paper Players. The wonderful Joann is our hostess this week, and she has chosen "Class of 2017" as our theme.

I used my Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp set, and though I've used this set several times before, I've never colored the apples green. I love how fresh they look, and the touches of black provide some contrast as well as make this card a little more "grown up".

I'm also playing along with the Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Thanks a Bushel (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White, Desert Storm (Neenah), Green Apple, Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Spring (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Thanks a Bushel Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn) 
Accessories: Black Twine (Hemptique), White Gel Pen (Signo)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


LeAnne said...

We've missed you too! Happy to have you back from your break with this lovely freshly-picked basket of apples! Pretty with the black!

Nancy Farrell said...

What a great idea!
Happy July 4th too.

Teresa Kline said...

hello sandy! super cute card, luv the green apples and your coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Stampingcountry said...

Such pretty coloring! Your apples look so real.

laurie said...

Your green apples do look fresh.... and tasty!Cute card Sandy!Glad you are back. Have a Happy 4th!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous Sandy - I can't make a teacher's card without an apple on it and yours are expertly coloured - they look so real and definitely good enough to eat! Your card is so fresh and just perfect for my challenge this week! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous 4th July and restful long weekend.

Claire Broadwater said...

We missed you, too! I love your little green apples! Your coloring is beautiful and they look good enough to eat! Hope you are having a great holiday week! XX

Jan Clothier said...

Your apples are amazing. I swear I can taste them and that they're Granny Smiths! The colours are so beautiful but I think the smash-it-out-of-the-park detail is those perfectly places black and white hearts.

Annie S. said...

Your apples look so shiny and crunchy...amazing coloring job! Love the green, black & white color scheme too! ~ Annie

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this precious looking card....smiling.
xx Karen said...

This is just adorable! Welcome back!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, it's wonderful to see your fabulous creations back in the gallery :-) I love the green theme - it really helps to give the card such a clean appearance, but allows those gorgeous apples to shine. Fabulous card, my friend