Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teacher pleaser...

Our first March challenge is to create something for a coach or teacher. When cruising through the stamps I found these adorable apples, and I knew that they were perfect for a teacher card.

733E--We Create Our Tomorrows
Green Cardstock
White cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Border Punch
Water color crayons
paint brush
Blue ink
Black Staz-on ink
whole punch
brown twine
blue and green beads

1. Cut green cardstock to 3"x6". Adhere to card base. Cut white cardstock to 2 3/4"x 5 3/4". Stamp apples on white with staz-on.
2. Use the water color crayons to color in the image and background. Adhere to front of card.
3. Punch border from brown and dots from brown and green. Adhere to front of card.
4. Stamp saying to the right of apples. Use a mask over the apples and stamp the saying once on scrap paper before stamping as the cards background.
5. Tie twine to the top of card and add beads.

I love the way the water color crayons add and antiqued look to the card.

Now check out all the other wonderful teacher and coach creations from the design team.

Anya's Blog

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Jenny's Blog

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anya said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! The way you watercolored the image just works perfectly and I love the background sentiments you created. I really love what you did for this challenge!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Amy I love your card! Great Job!

Kathie Bailey said...

Amy, you're right, the apples are perfect! Love this sentiment too ... I have missed this one. Great take on the challenge!

Lynda Benden said...

What a perfect card for the challenge Amy! I just love the sentiment!

Julia Aston said...

what great apples! love your fiber and beads on this too!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the water color crayons and the multiple stamping of the sentiment!!!

Jennifer said...

Amy, this is wonderful! I haven't used watercolor crayons in forever and your card is so beautiful with them. Yes, it does give it an aged look and it is beautiful!