Saturday, August 25, 2012

A little Pretty Patches Apple from WPlus9 for back to school time....

Hello Everyone,
I am here tonight with a card using a new little gem of a stamp set from WPlus9 called Pretty Patches: Apple.  I am still working on some cards for all of our favorite teachers at school and this set has been calling my name since I received it in the mail! 

I used retro sketches #26 to design my card.  Here is the sketch:
And there is a TON of gorgeous inspiration on their blog!!! Love it!

Here is my card:
 I made a window in my card base using the largest "Pinking Squares" dies from WPLUS9.  And then I created a "frame" for the window using red cardstock and the two largest dies again.  I seem to be really into making negative die cut spaces or windows in my cards this week!
 This is a side view of the window and a close-up of the beautiful perfect patches apple stamp.  I stamped the apple in red then colored the stem brown with a copic marker and added the adorable leaf in green ink before cutting it out and popping it up on an additional pinking square diecut stamped with a background from the "Country Charm" set also from WPlus9.  These were adhered through the window to the inside of the card. 
 And here is a first - washi tape on my card!!!!  I have picked up a few rolls of red and black tape for back to school projects and decided to be BOLD and BRAVE and try them out!  I must say they are  easy to use, easy to move around, and easy to cut in half to get any width you need!

The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set called "School Time" and is selectively inked up to  say "I LOVE SCHOOL" only one time. 
 Here is another view from the side.  I used the WPlus9's Chevron Impression Plate (LOVE THIS!) on the card base to add texture and then inked it with various distress inks adding a little bit of tuxedo black to the edges.  I was going for an "old time" or "vintagey" looking school card.
Here is a picture of the inside of the card.  I also inked the inside lightly with distress ink and added the sentiment "so very thankful" also from Pretty Patches: Apple.  I think I may go back and add the word "Teacher" up at the top left of the die cut if I end up giving this to a teacher.  I like to leave my options open as it may end up in the Principal's hands or Office Staff's hands too.  I have had so many people support my son and our family while we were going through my husband's cancer and death that I am always wanting to give back and say thanks to all the wonderful people at the school.

Thanks for taking a look at my card.  I am sure enjoying the smaller sets of stamps that I have been purchasing from WPlus9.  Pretty Patches Apple is only $6.00 and it is a little powerhouse of beauty in my opinion. My crafty budget loves the smaller sets.  I get new things to play with and I don't break my vow not to overspend! Until next time!  Happy Crafting blog friends!

:) Jill


  1. Hi Jill, I'm sorry I've been gone for a while, I missed so much! This card is wonderful! That chevron texture works beautifully with your window and those colors are so rich. What great details on your apple and with the washi tape.

  2. Jill, LOVE the pinking squares! FAB apples, inside and out! LOVE the washi tape, the type, and the gingham ribbon! FAB card!

  3. Fun take on the sketch! Love your colors and that patterned apple.

  4. Fabulous interpretation of this sketch, Jill!
    The patchwork and patterned apple are so perfect for a teacher card.

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