Just got in these cut fruit stamps from October Afternoon. Every since I got the Farm Fresh paper from OA, last fall, I've wanted some fruit stamps to go with it. Actually the stamps are from the Cherry Hill collection but all the October Afternoon stuff really coordinates well.
I wanted to stamp my images and make them part of a paper quilt. Immediately I thought of appliqued images so I just drew in my applique look with a pen. I circled each item with the pen and then made little tick marks like it looks when you hand sew applique. This conjured up a fond memory of my grandmother showing me how to do applique when I was a young girl and we had to make a block for a school or church event. Actually, I think it was actually an apple since we are the "apple county" of our state.
The rest of the stitching is done on the machine. There are a set of stitching stamps I want to buy but they are continually out of stock. For now, I guess I'll continue with the real thing. So this was a pretty time consuming card but it was fun.
I've set one of these aside for my uncle. Odd choice maybe for a man but he is the one who does all the fruit picking now on my aunt's farm and Lenny just bought some cherries from him. I think he will like it.
(The first version of the cherry one, I did applique around the centers too. They looked like eyes starring back at me! Oh well, better just around the edges.)
Ingredients: Stamps: Cherry Hill from October Afternoon
DSP: Farm Fresh
Cardstock: So Saffron
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive - stamped off, Close to Cocoa marker, Zig pen for "applique"