Thursday, 28 May 2015
Teacher Thank You Cards (1&2)
After 12 years of being involved in my kids' elementary school, I'm finally 'graduating' (along with Kate, who will go to middle school in September). Over the years I have volunteered in all sorts of ways for all sorts of activities and have been the School Council Chair and Treasurer for most of the time. This is going to be a big change - we have built relationships with staff and teachers that we will remember for ever!
I decided to make sets of 3.5x5 thank you cards for Kate's teachers and of course, have left it quite late. So I'm relying on a lot of you to inspire me with beautiful but simple designs for these cards.
The first card was inspired by this card by Shelly. I used the 'other' CFC flower and die from the set and left it white (I actually shaded it with a very, very pale grey and coated it with WoS, which is very shimmery and pretty IRL).
My iris card was inspired by Joyce's card here. I really put my MISTI to good use with this - it made stamping multiple cards with lined-up stamps a breeze! After I stamped the flowers, I used the matching die to make a mask out of Post-it tape so that I could lightly sponge Tumbled Glass around the big iris blossom. SO much easier than the fussy cutting I did for this card!
On another note, I want to thank those of you who have noticed that the latest OCC has a very familiar name! I love the colourful logo and of course I am partial to the way they've used the word MASK in it (although my MASK has personal meaning and is not related to any cardmaking techniques). I have really gotten a kick out of seeing some of you mention my name in connection with it - so nice to feel known and loved in our little part of blog land!