Teachers work so hard and I wanted to show my son's teacher how much I appreciate her! I thought a long time about what style of card to make, but when I saw these apples I knew they were perfect!
I made one card to give to her and then a set of five cards to give as a gift. I used the Taylored Expressions I Pick You Cling & Clear Combo for all of the cards. This was the perfect set because it gave me an excuse to bust out my Atelier Inks and do some solid stamping!
I started by stamping the background - the apple outlines - with Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink and then used the coordinating stamp set to fill in the centers of the apples. I love that there are so many different styles of apple "fillings"! I used Marilyn Red, Marigold Orange, Bee Sting Yellow, and Goddess Green Atelier Inks to create my apples.
Once all of my apples were stamped I used the I Pick You Stencil to add more detail to the backgrounds. This stencil perfectly masks off the apples in the background and creates some fun horizontal stripes. I used Peacock Blue, Paint It Black, and Twiggy Brown Atelier Inks to add ink blending to the backgrounds.
Even thought all the backgrounds are different I decided to keep things consistent by using the same sentiment on each card. I die cut using the My Favorite Things Sweet Hello Die Set and popped the sentiments up onto my card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the I Pick You Stamp Set with Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink to complete the look.
I hope this project inspires you! Thanks so much for watching!