I made this card last evening for the current hero arts challenge and also to include it with my cards (for “any Hero” along with a note of encouragement) that I will be mailing today to the Operation Write Home organization.
I stamped the apples in black Memento ink onto a 3 x 3-inch piece of confetti cardstock Stampin Up (I stamped one apple and then masked it so that it looked like one apple was in back.) Then I made a mask to cover both apples so that I could distress and stamp the background. The background was masked so that I could distress the apples with barn door, dried marigold and wild honey distress inks. The image was placed on a 3 ¼ x 3 ¼-inch piece of night of navy cardstock and then placed on top of a 1 ½ x 5 ½ piece of Really Rust Cardstock (cardstock by Stampin Up!) I cut a 4 ¼ x 5 ½-inch piece of plaid pattern paper to cover the front of the card base. I added ribbon to the long panel and then put it all together.
Any Hero CardThis was a fun card to make and I enjoyed every minute making this card and was lost in my work and the time slipped by very quickly. When I was finished creating, there was a big mess on my desk. But, I guess that is the fun part about creating.
My inspiration came from this picture of a piece of fabric that I saw at Wal Mart. It is not the best picture that I have ever taken, but I wanted to focus on the apples as my main inspiration.
InspirationThe stamps that I used are Hero Arts:
Design Block Tree S5037
Grid Pattern S5216
Engraved Fruit CL433