Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Glossy Apple for the Teacher

It's that time of the year again when we have the opportunity to thank those who have made an enormous difference in our children's lives over the past year.

When I started this card I already had the idea of using a negative of an alphabet die cut to create a panel.   I used this XCut Centurion Alphabet die to create the panel.  There's a sheet of acetate under the negative and I adhered the little inner parts of the letters to that.  I then cut it to size using a WMS Stitched Rectangle.

 This sketch from Mojo Monday gave me the idea of how to hide the unfinished bottom of the die cut where the Ms and Ns were truncated.   

I was at a loss as to what to put in place of the square when I thought of a juicy apple decorated using one of my favourite techniques - multiple embossing.  

I started by cutting the apple from white card twice (so it was a bit more solid).  I coloured the leaf and stem with Promarkers and coated the body of the apple with versa mark and embossed with pink embossing powder and then red embossing powder (doing my best to avoid the stem and leaf).  The real magic happens though, when you coat it with UTEE and it starts to marble.  When I had finished the body, I applied Versamark to the leaf and stem and coated that with UTEE too.  I decorated three apples at the same time using the same procedure but as you can see they all turned out differently.

I set off these pretty papers from My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 with a grey, oxford striped DP and some charcoal cardstock.  I thought the Oxford striped added to the academic look.

I will also be entering this card in the Anything Goes with Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

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  1. Beautiful card, love this idea & the multiple embossed apple is fab :)

  2. Very cute card for the teacher! Love the alphabet dies and the shiny red apple. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  3. Oh, those glossy apples are fabulous and are such a great embellishment! Love this teacher card! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

  4. Now that is one cool die and a really yummy apple! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS!

  5. sweet card...great take on the challenge; something I am not good at!


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