Card Inspired by Gravenstein ApplesThe challenge this month over at the Imagine That (TM) Creative Playground blog is to make a shaped or specially folded card. As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
First, a little background: one of the things that my family looks forward to every summer is the Gravenstein apple harvest. Gravensteins are a special sort of apples that only grow in a few areas around the world, including here. Their flavor is unique, just the perfect blend between sweet and tart. Moreover, they hold a special place in my heart, because my Great Grandma Berkie, who taught me to bake, only ever used this sort of apple.
Gravensteins are only available for a couple of weeks in the summer, and we eagerly start watching for them in July. Yesterday while making an early morning run for coffee, my hubby discovered they were finally for sale at a roadside stand. Hooray! We got a box, and I promptly baked up a pie. Yum!
So, yes, an apple-shaped card is exactly what I knew I wanted to make!
How I Made This CardTo make this card, I started with a time-saving apple card template by the Cutting Cafe. This made it really easy to get the shape of the card and the leaf attachment correct. I cut both from patterned paper, and then cut a card base from plain white cardstock.
Next, I colored up this sweet image from the "Maggie's Apples" digi set by Imagine That to add to the card front. How cute is that little cow??? Just looking at her -- not to mention her apples -- makes me smile!
Materials UsedI used these materials to make this card:
- "Maggie's Apples" digi set by Imagine That
- Apple-shaped card template by the Cutting Cafe
- Wild Raspberry designer papers by K&Company
- Neenah white cardstock
- Copic markers
- Ribbon by Recollections at Michael's Crafts ($1.50 bins find!)
- Foam dimensional tape