This week we are doing another theme and it’s ‘Back to School’. In many countries schools are starting up again and I’m sure there are a lot of mixed emotions about it. Relief, stress and excitement depending on whether you are a student, teacher or parent.
When I first joined Studio Katia’s design team I made a card with the Teacher’s Apple stamp set and I thought I’d CASE it for today’s post. Naturally I can’t find the blog post nor a single photo of the card itself so you are gonna have to trust me when I say it looked something like this:
The original might have had a few more apples on it and I think more of them were red but for this one I went greenish.
I stamped up the apple from the stamp set several times directly onto a white water colour card stock panel, using Moss Green distress ink. To colour them in I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 pack water colours. I blended some yellow shades with a couple of greens and added both orange and red to create different shades on their peel.
One single apple I stamped on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut it once it had been coloured and left to dry. This I added to the pile of apples with foam tape to raise it up a little and add dimension.
To finish the card off I simply stamped ‘You’re a good apple’ directly on the card panel in black ink. A few clear, sparkly sequins from the Majestic fusion mix were added with glossy accents and that’s that!
This card is very quick and can easily be mass produced if need be as they will need some time to dry, which gives you time to move onto the next card and so on. Using the Mini MISTI will make it a breeze to get the sentiments stamped too.
Not even I, Miss Blabber-mouth, can drag this out any further. It really is THAT simple a card.
Happy crafting everyone!
Love from Erica