Thursday, July 05, 2012

Smiles


A CAS card this morning ... it definitely wasn't quick to do :)  I was inspired by the challenge over at Paper Smooches - trend watch and the button challenge over at Cupcake Crafts and I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches ...

First I thought about the Paper Smooches picture of a red shopping trolley and decided to use the colour and also food - 'fruitastic' stamp set and then I looked at the sketch and Cupcakes button challenge and thought the hearts could be buttons and then it hit me - stamp the apple on shrink-it, punch holes at the eyes to make them into little buttons ... hence why the card took a while to do - colouring 6 apples was painful (and boring at times!)  I was very happy with the way the card turned out ...
here is a close up of my handmade apple buttons
 
basically I stamped them on Aleene's shrink-it, coloured them with pencils (remember when colouring on shrink-it that, once heated, the colours deepen considerably), fussy cut them, punched holes where the eyes were and used a heat tool to shrink them.
materials - C'D dutchess card, white cardstock; Paper Smooches 'fruitastic' and 'alphadot' stamps; Aleene's shrink-it (opaque); lime green grosgrain; button; twine; Staz On jet black; Crayola pencils
Thanks for looking.

9 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Janet. Love the fresh coloure and no fuss design.
Hugs
Desire

Faye said...

Hi Janet, this card made me smile, I love it. Nice to see you at Cupcake again. x

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous bright card, love the cute images and the fabby design.

Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Katie Ann Brooks said...

haha, this makes me smile right back!

Louise said...

Wonderful bright card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Monika Reeck said...

cute Apple and great using the sketches...love the color combo on your card..GREAT CARD...

I am joining also the challenge from Paper Smooches and my card is number 12, would you mind to see it on my Blog..many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

Glenda J said...

Your apples are brilliant! Love this fresh and colourful design. Thanks for playing along with the Sparks challenge!

Cathy said...

Adorable card. I love the smiling apples. The shape of the card is nice. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! This is the cutest little card ever! LOVE those smiling apples! FUN! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)