Have to Love a Two-fer

As you know, I love being able to combine challenges.  In this case, I combined the colors from ctd564 and sketch from Fusion-Dragonfly.  

Here are the challenge banners:


Here’s my card:

Another Easy Peasy Card

Since the sketch and colors were pre-determined, this card came together so fast.  All I had to do was pick out a stamp set and DSP.  Everything else fell into place.

I used the Magnolia Lane DSP for the brown and white background.  Just that fast, and I had the first color.

Crushed Curry seemed like a fall-ish yellow color, which seems to work with this color combination.  I cropped the circle using the largest Stitched Shapes circle, then colored in the ditch using the Crushed Curry marker.  From the start, I knew I wanted this to be a get well card and needed to figure out what to do about a flat Crushed Curry circle just plopped in the middle of the card.  I decided to use the splatter stamp from Gather Together and stamped first and second generation stamps in Crushed Curry.  The splatter gives the plain circle much needed texture, especially since the sentiment is small.  Color two down, one to go. 

I chose Real Red for the apple and the base of the card.  I colored the apple using the Real Red blends combo.  In order to achieve the look of the lighter spots, I simply used the color lifter blend.  I popped up the apple using dimensionals.  Since I’d already popped up the Crushed Curry circle using dimensionals, the left side of the apple has a double layer of them.  I felt that some additions needed to be made to the card, even though I had used the third required color, . 

Finishing Touches

After squinting to check for balance (Brian King, I owe you another nickle), I thought the apple and sentiment appeared to be floating on the Crushed Curry circle.  Therefore,  I went back to the Harvest Hellos stamp set and decided to use the apple seeds to anchor the apple.  After stamping the seeds in Early Espresso, I colored them using Soft Suede. 

I still thought the card needed some sort of embellishments, so I tied a piece of linen thread around the apple stem.  Then I turned my attention to the apple seeds.  I couldn’t think of anything 3D to put over them, so I made my own “epoxy” apple seeds using the fine-tip glue pen.  Just by carefully applying glue to the seeds, and letting it thoroughly dry, I created my own seeds. 

Here’s a close-up of the seeds:


After using the same DSP for the envelope flap, I stamped and colored half an apple and some seeds on the envelope front.

Easy-Peasy – truly easy and quick.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  

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Magnolia Lane DSP, item # 149484

Harvest Hellos stamp set, item # 150581

Gather Together stamp set, item # 150589

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Real Red cardstock, item # 102482

Crushed Curry cardstock, item # 131199

Soft Suede ink pad, item # 126978

Crushed Curry ink pad, item # 131173

Stitched Shapes die set, item # 145372

Real Red blends combo, item #  147935

Linen Thread, item # 104199

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Fine-Tip glue pen, item # 138309

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072