Happy Sunday to you! This week at the Paper Players, our very own Ann Schach has challenged us to go Back to School. Not literally...but creatively! Anyone out there shuddering at the thought of returning to Geometry, Algebra or Chemistry? Maybe it is just me.
I have to admit, this challenge stumped me. When I though of a school-themed card, all that came to mind were apples, primary colors and a ruler. Pretty random, huh? So, that was where I started. My goal was to create a "thank you" card for all of the AWESOME teachers out there. You KNOW who you are! :)
This wise, old owl was NOT my original idea. I got my inspiration from Lynn Pratt (click her name for the link). Her owl is MUCH cooler then mine, but I loved the idea of an owl with glasses. Eeek! I originally tried to add Crystal Effects to create a "lens" on the glasses...but this Texas heat is making it impossible to use CE with any success. It was a toasty 104 degrees here today...I probably could have fried an EGG on this card, if I tried. GAH!
My little, sparkly apple...and it's stem and leaf...were cut by hand. Yeah, I don't know how I did it either. But I can tell you it is probably a "one-hit wonder". Lol! The ruler was stamped from the (retired) Sew Suite stamp set. I heat embossed it for added shine, although it's tough to see in the photos. (Please check the end of this post for the complete supply list!)
Here is the inside of the card, using the (retired) Tart and Tangy stamp set:
One last thing before I sign off...my boys went to the "dog spa" yesterday (AKA: visited Kate, the groomer). I wanted to share a photo of Emmitt doing what he does best...being ADORABLE! Stay tuned for a photo of Ozzy with his new 'do. He is equally as dapper. I just love these pups! :)Thanks for visiting today! Please check out what the rest of the Paper Players Design Team have shared for inspiration, this week:
The Paper Players Design Team
Carrie Gaskin (GD)
I hope you will play along with us this week, with your creation celebrating "back-to-school". Have a great day! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Sew Suite (ret. ruler image) and Upsy Daisy (masked off sentiment)
Paper: Summer Picnic DSP (ret.), Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight card stock
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink, Lucky Limeade Classic ink (for sponging on the owl) and Versa-Mark ink
Accessories: Owl Builder punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Spiral Border punch (ret.), Scallop Edge Border punch (inside), Clips Assortment, Real Red Glimmer Paper, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, A Perfect Day Rub-Ons (ret.) and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: silver pearls