Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Honey, could you pare a pair of pears?

What a funny language we have — so many words that sound exactly the same, but are spelled differently and have completely different meanings. But that’s neither here (hear) nor there (their). unity-pear2

Anyway, enough linguistics. You’re here for the pictures, right? So here are a pair of pears. But not just any pears — these are very special apple-pears by Unity. This stamp is from the August Unity Store Kit, which is still available at i {heart} papers, even though the new September kit is on its way.pantry-pear

For the first card, I colored it to match the gorgeous paper in the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini-Deck. The greeting is from All Occasions Messages. The little apples in the corner are made with a tiny punch I picked up at the Target dollar spot about a year ago, maybe more. You can’t see it well in the photo, but the little punched apples have their stems colored brown, and they are covered with Ranger Glossy Accents, as is the lone green apple inside the pear. And look, Ma — no airbrushing or ribbon!

The second card uses a piece of the upcoming Basic Grey Nook & Pantry collection, which will be available at i {heart} papers as soon as it ships from Basic Grey some time this fall. This was a sample piece we got at CHA, so I’m teasing you with it. The green is the reverse of the pear side. On this card I used the sentiment stamp that comes with the Unity August Store Kit. And yeah, here we have airbrushing and ribbon. Can’t go too long without it.

For both cards, I colored with Copics and used my Nestabilities to cut the images. What on earth did we ever do before Copics and Nestabilities?



i {heart} papers said...

Oh! Me likey!!

whoistracy said...

These are adorable!

Deb said...

Fabulous, Carolyn! LOVE these papers and the way you've accented this fun design!

Lori said...

Great pair/pear, Carolyn!