This project was created from the Early Fall Harvest themed files from the Pazzles Craft Room. I have noticed that ombre is very in and thought it would be fun to make a sign celebrating all the wonderful apple varieties we are blessed with, especially here in the Evergreen State. I had an ombre acid-free cardstock paper pad titled “Paint Chip” from Craft Smith with some of the colors already coordinated for me. I added the rest of the colors from card stock in my stash.
Backing – two 10 by 7.5 pieces of cardboard (like from a small shipping or moving box, or a cereal box will do)
~Apples from the Pazzles Craft Room
-Apple file resized via the corner handle to approximately 1.769 by 1.956 inches
-Apples cut from shades of green, yellow and red/pink cardstock. Approximate quantities: dark green 6, medium green 15, light green 18, yellow 12, light yellow 3,
red 6, dark pink 15, medium pink 18, light pink 12, light red 3
-Stems cut from brown cardstock
~“in” from Fall Is In The Air Title resized via the corner handle to approximately 4.965 by 4.747, then outlined with 0.12
-“in” cut from yellow cardstock, outline cut from red cardstock
~“Fall” from Fall Title Set resized via the corner handle to approximately 7.96 by 4.52 inches, then outlined with 0.12
-“Fall” cut from kraft cardstock, outline cut from brown cardstock
~“love” from Love Word Set resized via the corner handle to approximately 6.634 by 5.614, then outlined with 0.12
-“love” cut from kraft cardstock, outline cut from brown cardstock
~Leaf from Dotted Autumn Leaves
-rotated and resized via the corner handle to approximately 8.394 by 7.801, then outlined with 0.12
-extra dot added by duplicating another and moving it into place near the base of the stem
-hemp twine added, “sewn” through the dots and tied in a bow
~Frames made from a rectangle measuring 7 by 9.5 with an inline of 0.75 cut from kraft cardstock
I cut my cardboard with an X-Acto knife then laid out the apple shapes in rows of 6 apples each, letting them overlap the preceding apple and all the edges of the cardboard slightly, forming a diagonal ombre effect. Once I had them basically where I wanted them I went back and glued the bottom half of them down with my Scotch Permanent Glue Stick. I then placed my frames over the apples, covering the edges of the cardboard and overhanging apples, glueing it in place with the glue stick. I added the layered “fall” and “love” titles over the apples and frame and glued them in place. I think they also might look cute with 3D dots behind them. I glued the base of the stem in place on a few random apples.
For the center word I laced the dots with hemp twine and glued the layered “in” in place. The ensemble can be displayed on your wall with a little LocTite Fun-Tak Mounting Tabs (removable gum that holds up to 1 pound for posters, etc.); they are so quick and easy to use! When you hang them you can overlap the “fall” and “love” frame edges with the “in” leaf if you like, or in a cascade from left to right. Happy Harvest everyone!