This card was inspired by a day of baking that my mom and I did. I'll tell you more about our pie in little bit. For this card I used Karen Lockhart's blueberry shoe pie stamp. Karen has several versions of shoe pies and I think they are SO clever! I colored this shoe with what other Copic color than BV04 Blue Berry, E31 and B96. I was able to get the variation of shades by simply layering on the same color of blue for the blueberries and the beige for the pie crust color. To add some sparkle, I used a clear Copic Spica glitter pen when I was all done coloring. The image was cut and embossed with a Spellbinder's Oval Die Template and then matted on a SB's scallop cut oval. For the ribbon and envelope I stamped Karen Lockhart's new Vine Millinery stamp in blue ink. You can check out all of Karen's new Millinery stamps at Ellen's website. Here's a close up of the Copic Spica glitter pens. Shimmery and sparkly!
And here's that pie I was talking about. Some time ago, I experimented with freezing prepared pie filling ingredients. I had a bunch of peaches and so I mixed up my pie filling and froze it in pie plates. I needed to see if it baked up okay as a pie, so I had my mom make her delicious, flaky pie crust and we tested out the pie filling. It was delicious and tasted *oh so fresh*!!
Have you ever had one of these? I don't know what you call 'em but my mom always made thise little pie crust things when she baked a pie. She took the left over pie crust, rolled it out and sprinkled on cinnamon and sugar and dotted it with butter. Rolled it up, shaped it into a crescent and baked it along with the pie. I think I loved these more than the actual pie. So when she started making one the other day, I was immediately taken back to my childhood...such a good memory. I also remember the day that the elderly Mrs. O'Neil came for her perm. My mom had baked a pie and one of these yummy crescent crusts.....Mrs. O'Neil ate the entire thing..didn't save me a morsel!! Little did she know that those tasty treats were for ME!! I had to watch Mrs. O'Neil verrrrry closely after that when she came for her perms. Pie crust stealer!!!! LOL! On a side note, check out my pot holders....Jordan made the little one from some scraps, my mom made the jean pocket ones and those old terry cloth ones are my favorites from my grandma. I keep on washin' em and they still keep on doing the job!!
Tip of the day: Use the Lockhart Millinery stamps to embellish your envelopes. They are the perfect length for a regular A2 size envy.