Teacher cards 2013 - instalment #3

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Third in my series of teacher appreciation cards for 2013 is this one for one of the lovely Education Assistants in my small girl's Year One class.

I had a lot of fun letting my technique junkie out to play with this one - embossing, sponging, the works!

I started out with a Mojo Monday sketch as a jumping off point - this one to be exact...

Transient

And here is the card that eventuated...

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Being a large card to give all the parents an opportunity to express their gratitude for the year on the inside, it also gave me the opportunity to use the gorgeous Swallowtail (wood/clear) stamp in a way that allowed it to be a fabulous feature without taking over the entire card front.

I first stamped it in Versamark onto a piece of the hexagon patterned paper out of the This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper, then embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  I sponged like a madwoman using Soft Suede ink around the edges and in the centre of the embossed image, which allowed the butterfly to stand out a bit against the background, but also for the DSP pattern still to feature.

The three little Pool Party Candy Dots in the top right helped to balance the card and also helped to ensure that I busted open the packet of candy cuteness that has been sitting in my embellishments drawer for a good few months now.  Sometimes I revert back to my childhood ways of owning craft stuff just to look at and marvel over.  

Please tell me I'm not alone...

Hanging a little tag from the Very Vanilla Seam Binding bow allowed me to add the sweet "Thank U" sentiment from the Pennant Parade (wood/clear) stamp set and finish it all off.

I've been really enjoying getting back to my blog and sharing my recent creations - I hope you're enjoying a bit more action around these parts too ;-)

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Stamps: Swallowtail, Pennant Parade Paper: Pool Party, Naturals White, This and That Epic Day DSP Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Subtles Candy Dots, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals