It was so hot here yesterday (32°C) that we had a quiet day in the house - in the air conditioned cool!!! Kathryn asked me to make a couple of cards for her teachers, which I was delighted to do.
For my first card I used the One Layer Wednesday - OLW91 challenge to make a card for a teacher. This week the challenge is being hosted by Jennifer at Styles Ink. I made an ultra clean and simple card. I stamped the rectangle, greeting and apple directly on the card base and coloured the apple with Promarkers. Well, you have to have an apple on a card for the teacher!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Frame It, Peace and Plenty
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Apple, Meadow Green, Cocktail Pink, Walnut, Warm Grey 1
For the second card I've used a couple of challenges:
- Do You Stack Up - DYSU#75 - the DT would like us to use paper piecing
- CAS-ual Fridays - CFC56 - the DT would like us to use polka dots in the design
The school pledge at Ridge Wood Elementary is:
As a Ridge Wood Rocket,
I promise to do my best,
Keep a positive attitude,
Be respectful and responsible
In every way.
So it was very easy to come up with a design for this card - Kathryn wanted me to use the sweet rocket from the Half Pint Heroes set. As the school colours are red, white and blue - I decided to print off some polka dot paper and paper piece the rocket. I stamped the frame directly on the card - this time with the gap at the top. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the rocket flying out of the frame - moving on up to Junior High!! I coloured the rocket fins, window frame and flame with Sakura Stardust pens to give a subtle shimmer. I made the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with Spellbinder, adding shading around words. I finished off by stamping some stars around the rocket and the moon. Kathryn was so pleased with this one! This one is for her class teacher, Mrs Zane, who is a fabulous teacher.
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire
Spelllbinders: Petit Ovals Lg (S4-138) # 2
Accessories: Sakura Stardust pens
Just in case you're worried - Kathryn has lots to do over the summer break. She will be going to some summer camps and my Mum and Ben are coming to stay with us for a month in July - we are all so excited to have them here. That's all for now, see you soon.