Tuesday, August 16, 2011
SPARKS Challenge - Thanks Teacher
Hello, friends! I was checking out the Paper Smooches blog yesterday and I saw the current SPARKS challenge. I've never played along before since I just recently received my first Paper Smooches stamp set. However, I do have a few free digital downloads such as the "Thanks Teacher" sentiment...so I decided to give this challenge a whirl.
Here is the inspiration photo...
I went with the color scheme (fuchsia, white, baby blue, brown -- added a pop of red). I used a kraft note card and printed the digital sentiment centered at the bottom. Next I added four different squares of patterned paper (cut out with a Cuttlebug stamp die) highlighting the inspiration colors. After adhering them to the card, I embossed the top half of the card with my swiss dots embossing folder. Finally, I colored the apple with colored pencils (there's my pop of red!) and filled it in with Glossy Accents. I tied the twine around the card and adhered the bow with a dot of Glossy Accents to keep it in place.
Here is a close-up of the apple with Glossy Accents:
I know it may seem silly to make a thank you card for a teacher during summer vacation, however I will hold onto this (and I made several while I was at it) and I'll plan to give them to my kids' teachers around Thanksgiving. I like to let them know how much we appreciate them.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!