Tuesday, April 27, 2010

teacher thank you- a perfect CASE !!

i awoke at almost midnight this morning, panicking that i need a quick thank you for my daughter's after school computer class teacher-TODAY! i knew i wanted to use Apple For You (from my beloved Pure Innocence line from MFT) for most of the teacher thank you's this year, but my brain was still sleeping so i hit the SCS galleries to find some quick inspo ideas & found this completely perfect card to CASE by the amazing Lisa Henke (current Splitcoast Dirty Dozen design team member, fellow MFT junkie and MFT guest designer and all around super awesome crafty-girl!) i mean come on- it even uses the same stamp! no brainer, right?! so i got busy stamping & paper piecing & pulling it together- i simplified it by adding my sentiment to the inside & not using the punched border paper layer so i could go back to bed quicker LOL!
the card is very small- approx 3.75x3.25"and the base was cut from kraft cardstock using Nesties (labels three)- i think it's so sweet- huge thanks to Lisa for her awesome card- you totally saved the day for me and taught me a fun new embellishment technique (LOVE the thread over the ribbon- way way cool- that's the best part of CASEing someone- the learning!!)

stamps: MFT Apple for You

ink: memento tuxedo black

color: copic markers

paper: kraft cardstock, Basic Grey patterned papers from Kioshi 6x6 pad, MFT perfect paper panels (cream)

accessories: ribbon scrap, TCP ivory linen thread, vintage button, dimensional boosters & red line sticky dot (Jody's fantastic dimensionals and sticky stuff!), quickie glue pen, nesties, 1/8" scor-tape.

quickie deets: stamped the image twice onto the cream MFT paper panel with memento ink. stamped the dress onto the purple kioshi patterned paper. cut out the patterned dress, cut out the arm, hands and apple from one of the stamped images. colored all images with copic markers. using the quickie glue pen, assembled pieced image, then cut out final image. card base was made using nesties by cutting a pre-folded card base, with the edge of the nestie overshooting the top of the fold slightly. the image was popped up on the card base after i added ribbon to the base with scor-tape. i rolled several lengths of thread over top of the ribbon, knotted it and secured it thru the button. i also added a red sticky dot to hold the button down (forever- these red dots rock!) more patterned paper & the simple sentiment finish the inside:

ready to take RIGHT THIS MINUTE ;)

thanks for looking!


Lisa H. said...

this is awesome! and thank-you so much for the shout out and your sweet PM on SCS. I love that you were able to pull together such a fabulous card to go with those flowers. aren't those shaped cards the best? thanks for sharing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh way too darling.