Here's my contribution:
After stamping using a zinnia bloom (see posting 09/04, Stamping With Flowers), I knew I had to try stamping using a real apple.
So, I went out to one of our apple trees and picked one! They are not ripe yet, but I figured we could spare one for the sake of crafting!
I cut the apple in two and removed the seeds.
I painted on some ink using a brush, then stamped on a piece of white card stock. I experimented using acrylic paint, craft ink and dye ink. My favorite stamped image came from using regular dye ink.
Once I got my technique down, I painted the apple using Real Red dye ink and stamped it onto a piece of Designer Series Paper. I added a stem and leaves made using the Bird Builder punch. I stamped the greeting with the help of my Stamp a ma jig. And because I had a few smudges of Real Red on the DSP ( It never fails whenever I use Real Red ink. It gets everywhere!), I spritzed on some Real Red using my color spritzer tool and Real Red marker.
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade
Ink: Real Red, Gumball Green, Real Red and Gumball Green markers
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, retired Designer Series Paper from my stash
Accessories: apple, brush, plastic lid, Bird Builder punch, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template, Stamp a ma jig, color spritzer tool