Freshly Picked Apples

Recently, there's been lots of discussion among many in the stamping community about inspiration for a card or project. Today I was doubly inspired…first, by the new sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, and secondly, the Fall season is quickly approaching. It's apple picking time! "Freshly Picked Apples" is for Freshly Made Sketches.


So, to celebrate all the wonderful apples that are ripe for picking, I decided to use this stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Best of Autumn set. Best of Autumn is one of the "Best of 25 Years" stamp sets, and this stamp is absolutely delicious!

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  • The apples in the stamped image inspired me to use Cherry Cobbler, which is a rich, deep red, and works beautifully with Crumb Cake, which is a natural neutral. (Ah, "natural neutral"…say that three times fast!);
  • I stamped the image with Early Espresso ink since it's a very fine image and I wanted it to stand out;
  • A little coloring with my blender pens and some Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Old Olive ink pads brought these applies to life!
  • I kept the embellishments natural and simple with Linen Thread and a Naturals Designer Button.
  • It's rare that I don't work some patterned paper into one of my card designs, and this one's no exception. To me, polka dots are casual, relaxed and fun.

Pull out your blender pens and have some coloring fun!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:  Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Regals Collection DSP Stack.  Ink – Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive.  Stamp Sets – Best of Autumn and Really Good Greetings.  Tools – Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals and Corner Round Punch. Embellishments – Linen Thread and Naturals Designer Buttons.

Best of Autumn Stamp Set #134390

Stampin' Up! says…Celebrate the change of seasons with some of our favorite autumn-themed stamp images from the past 25 years! The five-piece Best of Autumn Stamp Set brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Give Thanks” stamp that makes this the perfect set for your autumn projects!