Stamping with the optional twist of 'Apples'
This means we would love to see some sort of stamping on your card, even a stamped sentiment. And if you join in with 'the twist', you can add an apple/apples to your project.
We have a Guest Designer again this week, the fantastic Loll from Stamping with Loll. Her cards are incredible and she has such a brilliant eye for colour and blending. I hope you will pop over and visit her blog and leave some love!
Unfortunately I don't own any stamps with apples or even any pattern paper with apple pictures (but I'm working on it....). I actually tried to stamp some apples with a round circle stamp and some leaves but it just looked like a 'circle with leaves on top'!! Not good.
So I decided to use my favourite red ink pad from Mama Elephant called 'Apple':
Back in August I saw this card by Donna Mikasa which was part of the CASE Study 4th Anniversary blog hop. I made a similar card using just yellow but really wanted to try it with an ombre look. This challenge was a perfect opportunity!
To be honest, I didn't measure or rule any lines. I just used my stamp to work out how I could fit in two rows of each colour so that the light pink finished off the card. I started with the 'Apple' ink with a simple circle stamp, making sure they overlapped. After two rows I changed to 'Lollipop' and then to 'Bubblegum'. I used one of my favourite sentiment stamps (from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa') at the top and added a bit of bling because I felt it was missing something. I really like how it turned out and must try some different colour combinations.
And since this is such a CAS card, I'm also going to sneak it into the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More #114 where their theme is 'Clean and Simple'.
The design team have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you for this challenge so I hope you can come on over to Time Out to join in. You have two weeks to play and I look forward to visiting your blog to see your wonderful creations!!