Tuesday 19 April 2016

Apple for the teacher

Morning bloggy friends.
It's Tuesday and it's 9 o'clock so it's time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week Jan has chosen the theme of -


This was a bit of a head scratcher for me but then I remembered a project using a page from an old book I had started last year while at my card class. However, after hunting through my craft bag for the bits I thought I had, I realised I must have binned them in my clean out over Christmas! 
Anyway I was quite taken with continuing with the idea so I had to think laterally before I came up with this.

I thought about making the apple card last June for my Grandson to give to his teacher but finally went with this, so the book page apple was on the back burner. So for this I used a Hero Arts definition stamp - Thank you to make my own book page. I really don't like gutting a book, sorry Jan.
I sketched an apple shape onto a Post it and then cut a load of them out from the thankyou paper using it as a stencil.
The apple colours were inked using Candied Apple DI at the bottom and Mown Lawn at the top. The leaf also Hero Arts, was stamped on a bit of left over 'book page' and coloured with Peeled paint and Mown Lawn. To make the apple 3D I folded each apple shape in half and glued them along the fold over the first which was glued flat onto the top panel. The stalk is a tiny scrap of brown card. I used a linen cardstock for the base and the center panel which I stamped with a greeting from a HLS set. The green gingham panel was cut with a MFT stacked pierced rectangle die as was the top panel. Must admit it looks a bit off center in this pic but it is dead center in real life!
OK, that's about from me.
For more fab masculine inspiration check out the rest of the DT and then why not join us this week.

I'd like to join in over at -

"Less is More"
Theme week - Use 3 stamps sentiment, definition and leaf


  1. What a fabulous card Julie, love your 3d Apple


  2. This is such a clever idea, I would have been dead chuffed to receive this from a pupil in my teaching days! Love the way the red and green inks fade in to each other. Lou x

  3. Julie this is gorgeous such a unique idea. I am having a candy giveaway on my blog if you would like to join in. Love Alison xx

  4. Very original and cute card !!

  5. I love this! It's got a mixed media feel while also being CAS. Really creative take on the LIM challenge.

  6. So clever - I love the 3D apple and the way you inked it up. x

  7. LOVE your design Jules! xx

  8. I absolutely love this 3d apple - the touch of inking really brings it to life! Great to see you at Less is More, Julie :)

  9. What a fantastic 3d but still a CAS 3d card Julie! Usually we don't like to see too may layers but your apple absolutely works a treat! Such a fun card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Less is More
    Sharon xx

  10. Absolutely brilliant! Love your creative card!

  11. What a clever idea - layered yet still CAS!
    Thank you so much for joining us
    "Less is More"

  12. Julie, this is completely stunning!
    The inking is fab on a simply terrific design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. I had to smile reading this - I actually have bought books (on a book sale) to use ti for crafting and I still can't doe it, even that I never going to read it. Making your own book pages - so clever and the result - awesome!


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