Saturday, September 16, 2017

First Day - You Add Color to My Life


My Friend just became a Disign Team this card is made for Brown Sugar Challenge #268 "Back to School" theme, combined with Try Stampin' - or not - On Tuesday Sketch Challenge #339.   

It took me a lot of thought and time on how I was going to do Back to School card to include coffee.  Since I wasn't coming up with any ideas just went to my stash and pulled an image that was already cut, colored and trimmed up the fuss-cut.  Next I had purchased a stamp set at a scrapping flea show over a year ago and never used and there was an apple on it. First and last time that stamp will be used, it just crumbled apart.  I was on my way and just cut pieces, of design paper from "Magical" paperpack, according to the sketch and it was starting to come together.  CTMH Artbooking had a "First Day" die cut.  

Thought I was finiished but remembered there was a challenge going on with an inspirational picture of a basket of apples "Paper Sweeties".  I didn't have any of their stamps on the card, but did remember I had some crayons and paint brush stamps.  So stamped, colored, and fussy-cut.  And the sentiment on the same stamp set was perfect.  

Now I had to put it all together...that was the easy part because The Outlawz asked for 3 pop-ups and these items were perfect...adhered with different thicknesses of 3D foam tape to give it a lot of dimension as you can tell from the pictures below.  

The inside of the card stamped on the border "Back to School" and added a strip of Design Paper 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Cranberry, Honey and White Daisy
     B1006 Cherries, Apples & Peaches 
     Paper Sweeties "You Add Color to My Life" 
     Stamplorations "Coffee & Books" 
Cricut Design Space Die-Cut 
     CTMH Artbooking #M4515A "First Day" 
Inks / Pens 
     Cranberry, Pomegranate, Buttercup, Black Ink 
     Copic & ShinHan alcohol-based pens - Variety of Colors 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 


Shanna Slater said...

Cute design :) Love the layers

Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card, love the stacked books and the green mug!

Melanie R said...

Such a cute card, Sue! I especially like the combination of patterned papers you used. Hope to see more of your art at the Brown Sugar Challenge.

Becca Yahrling said...

Great layers on this lovely card. You did a fabulous job putting it together.

Donna Scholz said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue!!! Love the colors, and the way you interpreted this week's TSOT sketch. WELL DON@! Thank your for sharing your talents with us over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donns

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Sue!
Thanks for sharing your awesome with us at Paper Sweeties. I love the coffee mug, too! I hope you're having a great week.
Karen L
I have a giveaway on my blog for the Coffee Hop.

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

This is an awesome back to school card!! I love the different elements you chose.

Lisa said...

Love all of the layers and images you used here! Really beautiful!

New Creations said...

So pretty along with Back to school!

Billie A said...

pretty card and love the colors

Ann said...

Super fun and creative.

Hetty said...

Great design on your card, beautiful colors and inside is lovely too!

Lori Turner said...

This is such a pretty card! I love all the challenges you fit it into - AWESOME!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! This is an awesome first day of school card! I love the books, cup and apple and all that great paper! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challenges!!

katieo said...

What a fun First Day of school card you created. I love the cool image and the papers you used. Thank you for joining the DL.ART September Linky Challenge

Verna Angerhofer said...

Perfect card for the teacher on the first day of school. Gorgeous colors and layout.

Fikreta said...

its so very nice card!

VanessaB said...

what a great card! love the design/colors!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Really beautiful!!!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

I love this card, Sue! You really made the design shine for sure! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.
Sara H.