Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teacher Thank You Card with CTMH Life's A Jungle, School Rules and Sweetheart

I used the Mojo Monday #195 sketch created by my awesomely talented fellow CTMH sister Debbie Carriere as the sketch basis for this card.  The other inspiration was an adorable card done by Nicole Heady with an elephant writing thank you with a pencil.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had just the stamps to make a CTMH version of the card.
Isn't that elephant just the cutest little thing ever?!?  Makes me want to hug somebody!

My favorite part was making these awesome buttons using a tip from Jeanette Lynton's blog (read it here).  She had a tip about embossing on buttons and I just loved the idea.  I've put rub ons on buttons before but never done embossing.  I embossed clear buttons with Baby Pink polka dots and then used a Sharpie to color the back of the button in black.  A little black hemp through the holes and viola! a fun and funky embellishment for this card!

If you'd like to make this card, get these supplies:
Stamps:  Life's a Jungle, School Rules, Spot on Backgrounds, Thank You
Other:  Black Embossing Powder, Baby Pink Embossing Powder, Licorice Opaques, Hollyhock ribbon, Watercolor Pencils (to color in pencil image), Black Sharpie, Gray Satin Ribbon, 3" Circle Punch, Scalloped Nestabilites, Black Hemp 

6 comments:

Carla said...

Wow Paige - fabulous card. Love all the details!

Casandra said...

Your buttons were the first thing I noticed. Beautiful! Adds such character to a fun card. :)

Catherine said...

Your card is adorable! Love the colors.

Jane said...

Your card couldn't be CUTER! I noticed the pop of buttons first too--great technique! The recipient is going to love this!

Wendy Coffman said...

Sweet card - love that elephant holding a pencil!

Emily said...

sooo cute))))

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