Friday, December 29, 2023


I remember Mom and Day using the "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" bit-of-wisdom often.  But I don't remember us eating an apple every day.  What is your favorite kind of apple?  Can you guess what mine is?  It just may be featured on today's cards.

I have two cards for you today.  Both were made by using acrylic blocks as my stamps.  Have you done this?  Our acrylic blocks can be used for many things besides just holding our stamps.

The card on the left uses watercolor paper and the card on the right uses Basic White cardstock.

Last week for my Learning with Friends video I showed how to create the backgrounds for each of these cards.  If you missed it you can watch the replay here.

I asked in the video which card you liked best, so I'll ask the same question here.  

Here is a closer view of the card that was made with watercolor paper and spritzing.

Here is a closer view of the card that was made by stamping directly on Basic White cardstock -- no water.

Now it is your turn to vote in the comments.

Other than the cardstock used to create the background and water vs. no water the only other difference is the layout of the sentiment.

The longer sentiment on the Basic White card was necessitated by inky fingers.  I had a smudge I needed to cover!  I think I actually like the sentiment better that goes across the width of the card.  Sometimes covering up those mistakes turn into a happy surprise, right? 
Which sentiment layout do you prefer?

The inside of both cards are exactly the same.  And the envelopes each have a single apple on the flap as shown in the photo below.

If you would like a written tutorial for these cards, please use this link to download a copy.

Refer to the following list for the Products used.  

NOTE:  The Watercolor Paper and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Marker were only used for the card on the left in the first photo.  If you want the speckles you can use any dark color Stampin' Write Marker.

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