Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thank You, Teacher

This card is for Challenge #1 of Splitcoaststampers' Fall CAS DT search as well as Wplus9's Color Cue {7}. For the CAS DT Challenge, we have to use one or more punches and incorporate a Teacher's Pet theme. The colours for for Color Cue {7} are shown at left. I immediately thought to use the pretty apples from Unity's July 2010 KOTM. Is it true that teacher's love to receive apples, do they actually eat those apples, and does the student who gives them an apple win brownie points? ;) I love the vividity of aqua, gold and red together so I used a white background to show them off.

I stamped the three apples in different colours and set them aside. Then I used a square punch to punch out matching backgrounds for those apples. I put those aside and punched scallop borders for each of the squares. I decided to place the apples in the order of the colours shown in the Color Cue {7} image. For the squares, I shifted each colour to the right, and then I did the same thing with the borders. When completed, each square has exactly all three colours! I love this trick.

All of the papers I used have different textures. The red is plain, the aqua is striped and the gold is plaid. The borders are attached to the backs of the squares which are popped. The apples are also popped off the squares. Of course I had to use more of my new baker's twine from The Twinery. This card features the Lemondrop colour. After experimenting with both a knot and a bow, neither looked right so I just tied it off on the reverse side to show two straight lines. Besides, it's much more CAS this way! Since I used gold for the twine, I used the other two colours for the sentiment.

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Real Red cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured aqua cardstock; AC textured yellow cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month; PTI Up, Up and Away; SU Taken With Teal & Summer Sun inks; Vivid Red ink; McGill 1-1/4" square punch; SU scallop trim border punch; The Twinery Lemondrop baker's twine; Forever in Time pop dots

15 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love it!!!!! Wow... great job.

Saskia said...

Emily,

Your card is so beautiful and so elegant! Lovely work!!

Saskia :)

**I've got some polka-dots candy on my blog, feel free to take a look** :)

Snuffermus said...

really cute, Emily!

Janna

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh its fabulous! Best of luck with the DT

Meg said...

Teehee, I think we are going to be seeing a lot of apples in the gallery! I love the apples in the color combo colors; it makes for such a bright & happy card! The scallop border at the bottom is an excellent addition.

Can't wait to get my twine--yours looks awesome!

Good luck!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Okay you have totally inspired me with this card, mine isn't the same, but yours was definitely the catalyst for my train of thought. How strict are you on casing your cards? Email me and let me know, b/c I had a challenge in mind.

Lindsey said...

Awesome card! Love the colours and the clean design. I don't think I ever did get an apple from a student -- not an edible one. Apple candles, apple paperweights, apple plaques, yes. :)
Hey, have you been a guest designer for the CAS challenge yet this summer?

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this card, Emily! :)

Laura.K said...

Wow. Such a gorgeous card. So simple but with so many lovely details. Gorgeous.

slinkycat said...

simply beautiful!
you've done great with the colours and I love what you have done with the apples, fab textures. The twine around the centre looks pretty cool too :) Yeah I love all of it :D

Leanne x

Cristina said...

Love this!!!!! So yummy.

Dana said...

This is adorable! What a great balance of white space with all those bright, cheerful colors.

Tejal said...

This is gorgeous..love how you've added the colors..placing a portion of each color to its left..beautiful idea..and love how the color looks vibrant on white space..

Superb!!

Elise said...

Sweet, sweet EMILY! Your work is so distinctive! Such EXCELLENT use of space and GORGEOUS stamps! Love the tiny bit of delicate border peaking out from under each apple - SO elegant, I'm not DRESSED for the occasion! {Lol!} Thanks for sharing this exquisite piece of paper craft with W9! {You're AWESOME!!!}

Kerrianne said...

Love the simplicity and details in this card - so gorgeous!! Great job!!