Monday, October 27, 2014

FMS159 My Favorite Things Caramel Apple

Hello, Friends!
First, I apologize, yet again, for the break in posting.  As I'm sure you guessed it is still because of my back.  The short version is I have had more tests and definitely need back surgery because of two of my disks being seriously damaged.  Between the regular pain, the pain from the tests and going to the doctors office visits, and some depression about all of this taking so long, I haven't done much stamping.  Luckily, my back was a little better over the weekend, so I got busy and made some cards I had been wanting to make.  That brings me to today's card!
My Grandma is in a nursing home, not too far away, but because of my back, I can't stand to ride in the car to see her very often.  My Mom told me the other day that my Grandma had asked for a caramel apple.  I thought that sounded delicious and wanted one, too.  Since I had this adorable stamp from My Favorite Things with a little girl with a new caramel apple, I decided to make my Grandma a card with it.  We might not be able to eat our apples together, but this way she'll know I'm thinking of her when she has hers.
I used a sketch from "Freshly Made Sketches."  The goal of this blog is to keep your card clean-lined and fresh!  That was perfect for this simple little card I had in mind, so I replaced the circle with my little girl.  I had planned to use fall colors, obviously, so my card also fits the "Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge" to use the color Kraft in your project.  Kraft is the background color for my card.  It was the perfect neutral color to let the other fall colors shine in my card.  My little girl was put on the card with foam tape, or dimensionals, so she would stand up and out from the card.  I also added Glossy Accents on her apple and barrette just to give them a little bit of shine and texture. 
Don't you love the autumn paper by Carta Bella?  I have another card to share using it so come back and check in soon!
Happy Stamping!
I used the following products to make this card:
Caramel Apple Stamp Set by My Favorite Things
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Old Olive, Crumb Cake (Kraft) and Early Espresso Card Stock by Stampin' Up
White Card Stock by Gina K
A Perfect Autumn 6"x6" Paper Pad by Carta Bella
Paper Snips
Scotch Double Sided Permanent Foam Tape by 3M
Glossy Accents by Ranger


Karren said...

This is such a gorgeous image and you've colored it so beautifully. I love the autumn tones to your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

I'm so glad you got a chance to craft - back pain takes over everything. I love your sweet girl with her backdrop of fall leaves. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketces.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Angela, a lovely design and fabulous autumnal papers. Your little MFT image is just adorable!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

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