Friday, April 6, 2012

Teacher Thank You

 Happy Friday! I had a chance last night and today to make a card for the new Hero Arts' Challenge. I've been wanting to make a thank you card for my daughter's teacher for the end of the school year. Here's what I came up with:

Hero Arts Teacher Thank You

Yep, I went with some intense colors! I used the brand spankin' new Hero Arts Jumbled Type digital brush to make the background. I stamped the image repeatedly in different Spring 2012 Pantone colors, cropping the image each time, and then putting all of the strips into one document. I realized this morning that the strips weren't the same thickness, so I couldn't just print out the image. Duh! I ended up printing the image and then cutting out the strips. It worked out fine, just more work. ;)

Thanks to my mom for getting my sewing machine tension issues resolved, I was able to sew around the border. Then, I die cut a window and diecut a frame out of turquoise cardstock. I stamped "thank you" from the Year Round Sentiments set on the remaining star and popped it up with foam tape on the inside. Here's a close-up:

Hero Arts Teacher Thank You Close-Up

Thanks for looking! If you celebrate Easter, have a lovely Easter weekend!

17 comments:

  1. Awesome Jocelyn! I LOVE the bright colours...would brighten any teacher's day! Having the star die cut is a great touch!

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  2. such a super fun card! happy friday!

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  3. AWESOME card! Love it, Jocelyn!

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  4. Great colours and fun design! Oh, and stitching too, it's wonderful Jocelyn! Happy Easter, have a great one!

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  5. Totally awesome teacher card! That image is so fun and I love the way you added the sentiment. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  6. These bold colours are fabulous! Love your card, Jocelyn.

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  7. Jocelyn this is so AMAZING...I love how you used this paper and that star is just awesome...great card and i love that stitching..

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  8. Such a cool and fun card! Thanks for explaining how you did it too!

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  9. This is really fun and cool and will be something different! It will totally be appreciated!

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  10. I so like your card and how you used the sketch and the colors.

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  11. Super fun and fabulous card... Happy Easter Jocelyn.... hugs...xoxo

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  12. What would we do without moms? Hurray!
    I absolutely love the fun rainbow colours & the cut out? Brilliant!
    Happy Easter to you too :)

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  13. Yay for digital brushes! :) And I love the colors you chose!

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  14. Great colours and I love the window. The stitching is a perfect touch.
    Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  15. WOW! This is an amazing card--LOVE the colors and the design! So happy you got your sewing machine tension fixed! HOOOORAY for your mom:)

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  16. awesome take of the sketch.
    Love your tags at the current issue of paper crafts magazine.

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  17. This is wicked, Jocelyn! I sure wish I had a printer to design the way you do with digis. Awesome colour choices and stitching. I hope you win with this one!

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