Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #107 - Back to School Rules with a Die-Cut Apple!

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is "Back to School RULES!"  Now mention of school always invokes that thought of "an apple for the teacher" & that is what I have created this week:-

A die-cut apple card!  I've used the petal cone die to get the basic shape of my apple, but I adjusted the width, so the apple was not so fat, by folding my cardstock in half & bringing the fold away from the centre crease line, like this:-

The bottom curved edge of the apple was cut by hand.  To disguise the crease lines in my apple shape, I've embossed it with the lattice embossing folder, & used just a "touch" of sponging, lol!

I traced around my embossed apple to get the shape for my actual card. The leaf was punched from the blossom petals builder punch & the stem was made from the round tab punch.  The stem was sandwiched in between the embossed layer of the apple & the actual card.  A layered tag, attached with cherry baker's twine completes the project.  I think it kinda looks like one of those straight sided Jonathon Apples - yum!

We hope you can join us this week - here's the Challenge details & link, & below it you will find links to the Team, so you can check out all their gorgeous school inspired creations.  Obviously I am not the only one who associates apples with school, as you will find a couple more apples there too, lol.  :)

Lesley Croghan - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Card Components:  (All SU)
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Oval All
Other:  Petal Cone Die, Fancy Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Round Tab Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cherry Bakers Twine, Dimensionals, Scoring Tool