Monday, April 5, 2010

Clean And Simple Challenge #61

Is it a happy Monday? I hope so. I played in today's Clean And Simple Challenge (CAS). Which is to make a card/project where the only stamp is a sentiment/verse.

So I took a look at my new uninked stamps and had an "Ah Hah" moment. I saw this sentiment from Shawne's new release FABULOUS FRUIT STAND from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS and new I had to make an apple card with checked leaves. I just HAD to. Hee.

How did I do it? I folded my card in half with the fold at the top to make a 4 1/4 square card. Then I traced the bottom of a tupperware bowl leaving room at the top for the fold. I cut it out then used a ruler to measure a flat bottom for the circle and cut that. Then I put a piece of removable tape on my card front and placed a 4 1/4 square piece of red cs on top and cut around to make a matching circle. Next I used the scallop punch to cut a bite out of the red then cut a smaller bite out of the top only of the white then closed and used it as a guide to punch the bottom to match. Because the punch would not go through both pieces at once. I then sponged around the red bite mark then adhered to card then sponged around the outside edge so it would cover any white that showed (except the bite of apple of course). Then I cut a small "v" shape in the middle of the top fold. Then cut my leaves using a handmade template I made, from checker dp and white dp. Adhered together, cut any excess of white and folded in half. Then I put through the paper crimper at an angle for the leaves. Then I opened up the leaves and punched an eyelet at each end. I fed the ribbon through then adhered the leaves with fat dimensionals. I then tied the tag on after I punched out my circles, stamped my sentiment and inked the white circle edges. That's it.

CDS STAMPS/IMAGES USED:Fabulous Fruitstand
CS/PAPERS:Neenah Solar White (from CDS), Berry (The Paper Co), Classic Red Checks, Black (DCWV)
INK:Momento Tuxedo Black (from CDS), Real Red (Stampin Up), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
ACCENTS/TOOLS:Ribbon, 1 3/8 circle, 1 1/4 circle, scallop punches (Stampin Up), Crop a dile, 1/8" silver eyelets, handmade original leaf template, tupperware bowl for circle template, sponge, paper crimper, dimensionals
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES :shape card, sponging, crimping


K. Joy said...

That's really cute! :) I love the leaves, and that sentiment is just perfect!

Marie-claire said...

I love it!


LeAnne said...

This is sooooo cute---I especially love the leaves!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so creative and cute. A great teacher idea, love the leaves.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So cute - I wanted to leave a comment for your frog card, but it wouldn't let me - Do you "shut off" commenting?? I loved the vivid coloring on the frog and leaf~~ just stunning.
Vicki with an "i" ( here)

Joan Ervin said...

Isn't this just the cutest design...I LOVE the apple shape, Lisa, and the gingham leaves are adorable!!!!! Your are sooo creative!!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi lisa! :P awww..this is CUTE!! I LOVE CAS!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Love it Lisa! That apple is the cutest! The leaves are so perfect. Very creative and sweet!
:) Rach

~~Deby said...

I am spending some time really getting to know you and your beautiful stamping style....I love this card and think it is something I am going to have to bookmark...
also in Puy----

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