August 14, 2013

Apples and Pears

Hello! Is your summer winding down? 
School starts September 5 for my kiddos, so we are trying to get in a few last minute summer activities before all the hoopalah begins. And what better way to begin than by making TY cards for the teachers? *smile*

The 4-stamp Apples & Pears set is on sale all this week at Denami.
I created two completely different but similar (both trees) cards to showcase this versatile set:)
I stamped the large winter tree onto patterned paper and randomly cut around the branches to give bushy definition. Then stamped it again onto my main panel for the trunk, and adhere the PP on top. I also paper pieced the apples, so they could hang off the tree and look realistic. Then I used a tiny 2-leaf stamp and added a few leaves to the tree. A sentiment and some twine finished it off. (I added the "teacher" part of the sentiment myself)

For this card, I was attempting to create a Partridge In a Pear Tree holiday theme.
I stamped the open pear image repeatedly in a triangle shape, drew a simple trunk at the bottom, and colored them in with copics. For the partridge I used small tweety bird, and drew a head piece to make him look like a partridge. The sentiment is one of my favorite mixed fonts! 

Be sure to check out the Denami blog for all the creative ideas using this set of Apples & Pears by the rest of the Design team!

Thanks for stopping by,
XOXO

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Creativity overload!!! A pair of fabulous cards Dana. I am in love with your partridge in a pair tree idea!!! These seriously rock girl ;)

~Tammy~ said...

I love your creativity and it's so awesome to come by and see what you come up with that is so fabulous! You are amazing Ms. Dana!

Amy Smidebush said...

What!? Wh..!? WHAT?!?! OMG!!! My brain is exploding all over the place right now!! I went "awwwww!" over the pear tree, and then what, "HOLY #%!$" over the apple tree! That looks AMAZING!!! Where do you come up with this stuff?! Your brain is a national crafty treasure, girl!

Lisa Petrella said...

Dana, both of these are awesome, but that partridge in a pear tree is absolutely brilliant!!! So creative!!! Love it!

Greta said...

You blew me away with the partridge in a pear tree card, Dana! Wowzer--creative genius!

Linda said...

What cute and adorable cards! So creative! I do admire the very creative ideas you come up with!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Both of these cards are fabulous but I am gaga over the partridge in the pear tree card. It is absolutely beautiful!