Thursday, July 05, 2012
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.