In need of a guy card today, I thought that I'd play with another Inque Boutique set, Mini Memoirs. I love the little swirly branches of this tree! I also really liked the little apple stamp that came with it, but the apples seemed a bit large for the tree. Hmmmm--how about that folder full of shrink plastic in my drawer? Yes! I used my Versamagic chalk inks to stamp four little apples on translucent shrink plastic, then I cut them out and shrunk them. This is a birthday card, but I had that little "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" aphorism in my head when I was making it.
I used my Scor-Pal to add some scored lines at the bottom and top of the focal image panel, as well as on the background layer above and below it. The tag is a Cuttlebug die from their Tiny Tags set, and the scallop on the bottom is made with the scalloping blade on Marvy 's Paper Trimming Buddy.
The "make a wish" sentiment is from PaperTrey's Mixed Messages set. Inks are Versamagic Dew drops in Red Magic, Tea Leaves, and Jumbo Java, and PaperTrey's Spring Moss on the background layer. The little grass blades behind the torn edge of cardstock were an experiment. (Marianne's rubbing off on me. ;-D) I used the broad nib of a Copic YG93 on its edge to dot some grass blades on, then I wasn't confident enough to leave them totally exposed. (That's why you see the torn cardstock grass in front!) Cardstock is PaperTrey Stamper's Select White and Spring Moss, paired with Prism Suede Brown Dark.
Now, my second reason for using this set today is that Inque Boutique told me that they are holding a special Everything Inque Day on Saturday, June 28. What's special about it? How about getting 20% off of your order that day! Anything bought through this Purple Turtle link, using the coupon code awesome will give you 20% off of your order from Saturday through Monday--just a heads up. Happy exploring!