Sunday, August 15, 2010

You Make The Grade


Many of the challenge blogs are featuring Back To School challenges this month so I thought I'd make a card with this cute Pure Innocence "You Make The Grade" stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The layout is from this week's sketch challenge over at Alice In Wonderland.

For the card base I used PTI Spring Rain layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White.  The patterned paper is So Pretty Floral from My Minds Eye.  I distressed the edges then made faux stitching using my Black Glaze Sakura Pen.  It is hard to tell in the photo but I wrapped black crochet lace around the PTI before attaching it to the card base with mounting tape.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered on to a slightly larger piece of PTI Spring Rain before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment was stamped on PTI White using Memento Tuxedo Black then I cut out the words and attached the first two on the black board and the last two below the image.  To embellish the card I layered paper flowers and added a White Pearl Flower Accent in the center.  I also added three Kaiser Pearls below the sentiment.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: You Make The Grade (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: White and Spring Rain (PaperTrey Ink) and So Pretty Floral (My Minds Eye)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, E11, E13, R32, R35, B93, B95, G8
  • Other: Black Glaze Sakura Pen, Edge Distresser, Crochet Lace, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Flowers, White Pearl Flower Accent (Accent Creative Designs), Kaiser Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

45 comments:

Liza said...

Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Tammy said...

Another adorable card Karen! That little school girl is a cutie!! Love the sentiment! Again, thanks for playing along at Cooking it up with Katie!! :o)

RobynAnn said...

Great Image so cute. Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs
Robyn

Jill said...

aww such a cute card Karen, love the image thanks for joining us at KKKG hugS Jill xx

Courtney said...

This is so sweet Karen! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Jackie said...

Fabby card and sooo cute. Thank you for taking part over at Pennys this week.

Heather said...

Super cute!! But for the Kenny K challenge don't you have to use a Kenny K image??

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous Card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer list of challenges! WOW! She is just such a cutie! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

LINDA said...

This is simply adorable.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week..
Hugs, Linda

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet school card! I love this little girl with her blackboard! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

jimlynn said...

WOW! I can't believe all the challenges this went for. ALOT!
Precious card. Love your little flower and that image is so cute.
Lynn

Chrissie said...

I love these images, what a pretty card!
Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie and joining in the challenge at CCC this time!
Chrissie

Faye said...

Wow, this is a lovely project, it's so pretty. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Erin said...

Very cute back to school card. I need to make one for my DD preschool teacher. Must put it on the to do list. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Really cute card!

Paige said...

I love Back To School cards and this one is adorable!

Carolina said...

Very cute and pretty card.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie.

Lynn McAuley said...

It's hard to believe that summer is gone and it's time for a new school year!!

I love this adorable card with its sweet little school girl!! Thank you so much for sharing it in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

Jeanette said...

Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for joining us at I did It Creations.

Paula said...

Beautiful work Karen. I love att the little details...pearls and stitched edges you've included.

Vicky said...

Lovely card, such a pretty design

Thanks for joining us this week at SCSC
x
Vicky

Carrie said...

This is so cute. Can't believe you made it to fit all those challenges...well done

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Such an adorable creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood! So glad you could join us and we hope to see you again real soon!

Lisa said...

You did a great job on the back to school challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, she is adorable!

Deb said...

This is a great back to school card! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Brown said...

What a sweet back to school card! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Laura said...

Very cute!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

Super cute back to school card. I'm looking forward to some extra stamping time once the kiddos go back in just two weeks :)

Jo Davies said...

Such a pretty card, ready for back to school doesn't time fly!!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at the 2 Sisters Challenge - show us your stitching!

Jo x

Lisa B said...

The coloring of this card is out of this world! You did a great job!

Thanks for playing along with our Back To School challenge over at the Sisterhood!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling! I LOVE this sweet image and love the way you have colored her. TFS

Katie said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Janis said...

So sweet. I love it! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally adorable. Love the image and the wonderful layout. Terrific job on the back to school challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Connie Babbert said...

Such a cute image...perfect for back to school! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary back to school challenge this week!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello
What a great card. Love this sweet look of it. Love the colors you have used.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
*Gunn*

TinaB said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for playing at the 2 sisters challenge blog. Watch out for our new challenge on Saturday! Hugs Tina
PS Thank you soooo much for your challenge list blog xx :0) xx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the KKKG this week!

Padster said...

Just Beautiful - thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week
hugs,
Debbie xx

Joanne Travis said...

This is totally adorable! I love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

This is so cute. Why don't you enter it over at stampin' royalty. We have a back to school challenge this week too. www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com

Shanda Stirk said...

Great card - such a cute little girl! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Bev said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at WOC x