Wednesday, June 21, 2017

End of the Year Cards

Hi everyone!  I've not been the greatest blogger this month.  Life has definitely gotten it's claws into me.  I know a lot of you are done with school, but we here in Arlington, VA are holding on to the.very.last.minute.  We'll be done on Friday, so we're in the thick of end of school events.  Spring sports concluded this past weekend so we get a bit of a breather from that, but Ellie goes away to her very first sleep away came on Sunday (eek!!!) and then we'll have a family vacation, and the July Neat & Tangled release is just around the corner so I'm working that too.  Needless to say, it's been busy.

Luckily, one of the things I needed to cross off my list are teachers cards, so I actually have something to blog.

Since I've been pressed for time, I kept things very simple.  I really love this Altenew teacher set, and using the MISTI I was able to knock out both cards quickly and easily.

I didn't want to spend too much time, so I picked a subtle grid pattern to stamp on, this allows me to basically lave the panel blank without it looking too stark.  The size and boldness of the main image balance the white space.  I also cut the panel a little smaller than I normally would and added a coordinating cardstock mat and patterned paper mat to cut down on that white space and make the card seem 'fuller' if that makes sense.

For a little extra interest and dimension the teacher sentiment was embossed on black cardstock and popped up.

I only made two, but this is an easily mass producible design when you have the MISTI on your side.

That's all for me today.  Hope your end of school/summer is going well!

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  1. LOOOOOOOOOOVE these cards- love the mat behind the main panel! And the inks for the shading- FAB FAB FAB:)

  2. These are amazing, Miriam!
    My teenage boys are done classes, but one still has two exams to write. My daughter is in Grade 7 and she will go until June 30th!

  3. Wow...these apples are fabulous! They really makes for the sweetest cards!