Monday, October 11, 2010

Basket of Apples Card

After the long explanation about previewing colors in Design Studio yesterday, today I decided to go ahead and actually cut a basket of apples and make a quick card.  For this card I used a three inch image.

I set up a mat with all of the cuts I needed.  I used hide contour to separate the leaves from the top basket layer so I could cut them in different colors.

Then I placed appropriately sized pieces of paper on the mat in these positions.   I used Core'dinations cardstock for all of the layers.

Here are all of the cut pieces.  I leave the small items like the leaves on the mat until I am ready to adhere them to the larger pieces so I don't lose any of the tiny bits.

In spite of all of the previewing, I changed my mind and decided that the dark brown I used for the shadow layer did not contrast enough with my basket so I cut another shadow in a lighter, warmer brown.

I wanted to keep the colors bright and clear so I used this green paper from the Cheerful Creative Memories papers (these coordinate with the Cheerful Seasons cartridge).  The green layer is cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches.  I added two more mats in yellow (5  x 3 3/4 inches) and white (3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches).

Here you can see all of the mat layers - I wanted crisp lines so I did not ink any of the layers.

When the card was assembled it was cute but a little flat... I added just a bit of lime green Stickles to the leaves to make them sparkle and perk up the card.

This was a quick card to put together once I had all of the layers figured out.  I think it is nice and cheery and it would make a good "just because" card.

A package was delivered today (no, not the Imagine).  The package contained part of the surprise for Wednesday that I told you about.  You won't want to miss this one - it is something special that I am very excited to be able to share with some of you...did you figure it out yet?

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  1. This card looks even better than I thought it would, really lovely for this time of year.
    I still can't get my previews correct but I will not give up YET lol.
    Kim xXx

  2. What a great fall card. It'd also be great to give a teacher! Thanks for sharing.


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