The Fall CAS Design Team search has begun, and the first challenge is to create a card for the theme "Teacher's Pet" using at least one punch. Right up my alley!
I was going to do a book theme with a gift card holder, and when I went to get my Barnes & Noble teacher discount card out to use as a size template, it had a "heart apple," which inspired me to make this card instead. I used my Marvy Uchida heart punch to punch the three hearts out of Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, then colored them using R24, R27, and R29 copic markers. I swiped the blender pen a couple times for the soft highlighting and used a white gel pen for the top highlighting. The leaves were cut from Old Olive and the stems from Soft Suede (these two tasks were the most challenging of the entire card--my desk is covered in too big leaves, too small leaves, too long stems, too thick stems...). I used my Xyron to adhere them to a white rectangle bordered with black, which is foam mounted onto the Old Olive background.
Emily (aka "stamping out") sent me around the card, then gathered it using a separate piece of twine that I pulled through the button and tied. I think we find out Tuesday night if we've made the first round--fingers crossed!
Speaking of fingers crossed and winning, the voting is up for PaperWorks Company's Ultimate Summer Challenge. There is some stiff competition, so any love you'd like to leave for our Creative Critters team would be much appreciated!