Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Apple Blossom Time

Spring in Nova Scotia always brings the most beautiful show of apple blossoms. Going to the apple blossom festival in the Annapolis Valley is a memory that most of us have grown up with. The beauty and frangrance is usually among the first spring joys we await.
 I recently had a friend ( whom I have only met on line and spoke to on the phone), give of her time and product freely , to help towards making our local crop a great day. Thank you Darla. Your tea was enjoyed by all!!
I decided that I would make her a thank you card, based on this weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge , and choose apple blossoms to evoke fond memories .
I only took a few liberties with this sketch, by changing the direction of the ribbon, and my matting behind the first layer. 
The card stock color is Blush and White Daisy, from Close To My Heart . The flowers, and the sentiment were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.I used the chevron folder(new this year from CTMH) to emboss my paper, and the green narrow chevron ribbon(also from CTMH) to tie in the embossing design as well as the green of the branch . The thank you sentiment was written  using  a metallic marker and the new Cricut Explore. It cut out the design and wrote it all at the same time. If you have not seen this new machine in action, you need to google it and have a look. It is by far the best Cricut machine on the market.I could not cut the centers small enough for these tiny flowers, so I used white itty bitty pearls from CTMH, and them inked them with Buttercup, just to give them a slightly more realistic look. Each flower is inked with Blush, the petals curled with a flower tool, and then popped up to give dimension.
Hope you are inspired to give this design a go, and that you make good use of all your little bits and pieces. Have a great week, and Happy Spring Everyone !!


  1. So glad I got to see this in person. It is totally awesome.

  2. I love this card Barb! I love how you inked the flowers and sentiment.

  3. SOoo pretty! I am patiently waiting for my baby cherry tree to bloom - this will tie me over until then :)

  4. Your Card is so pretty and loved seeing your other latest projects to. Happy Day to you. :0)