Today's card was created for the May/June Words 2 Craft By challenge. This month our phrase is "If you can read this, thank a teacher." I have a friend who is retiring this month after 20+ years as a teacher in our local school system and I plan on giving this card to her as a retirement card. I thought it was perfect.
To create my card I started with a kraft card base and die cut a white panel using the Lawn Fawn speech bubble border die. Using the Lawn Fawn Claire's ABC's alpha stamp set I stamped the phrase using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the small apple image directly under the quote using Memento tuxedo black ink and the Paper Smooches Falling For You stamp set. I colored the image using my Copic markers. I then added some stitched black lines all around the border of the speech bubble panel and adhered it directly onto my card. I then stamped the larger apple image from the same Paper Smooches stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and some patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two 6x6 paper pad. I fussy cut the images, added some coloring to the stems using my alcohol markers, edged them all with my Memento dual tip marker, and adhered them together using my Zig 2 way glue pen. I adhered the green apple directly to the card and then popped the red apple up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I look forward to seeing all of the fun creations you all come up with the phrase!
It was Teacher's Day yesterday. Your card sentiment made me think of my sons' teachers...very thankful for all the teachers. It is one of the toughest professions, I believe.-Maria Giselle B.
Those little apples are adorable, love this sweet card Celeste!
Celeste, I was crazy for your card when saw it last week. But now, after reading that it's a retirement gift for a special friend, I love it even more. (And, believe me, I didn't think that was possible.) I love the idea of the speech bubble coming from that adorable pair of apples. As for that sentiment stamping.... WOW! That's pretty darn impressive. Well done, my friend. I know the recipient's going to cherish this.
Great focus on the sentiment with the sweet apples below - a lovely card for your retiring teacher friend!
Super clever and I love the patterned paper on the apples!
Love the plaid on the apples - super cute element! Thanks for designing for Words 2 Craft By.
Fab card, Celeste! Apples for the teacher...absolutely perfect for our theme this month.
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