Good Tuesday morning!! I hope your week is off to a great start! My girls and I have a busy day ahead and it all starts with a dentist appointment for me. YUCK....I really don't like going to the dentist, but I actually LOVE my dentist, so that makes it a little more tolerable!
Anywho....I sat down to create something last night so I pulled out the newly released set from Taylored Expressions, Make The Grade. Teacher Appreciation week is coming up in May so I thought I'd get a head start on some cards and gifty stuff for my girls' teachers. I've already made one gifty set with Make The Grade, you can see it here. I have a few more ideas swirling around my head, but I decided to start with this card.
I started with this week's sketch challenge from Taylor, TESC 108, and used a combination of Cherry Hill and Report Card DP by October Afternoon. I love the color blocked look of this sketch! I wanted the main image to look like a book, so after stamping the sentiment, I cut it out with Labels 7 Nestabilities. I sponged a combo of Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks by Ranger around the image before removing it from the die. The apple is from the Mini Extra Credit set and was popped up for dimension. The twill ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the buttons are from Papertrey. If you look really close, you can see that I stitched some green embroidery floss in the upper left corner. I'm really happy with how this turned out!
Thank you for stopping by! It is so appreciated!
Stamps: Make the Grade, Extra Credit Mini (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Old Olive (SU!), Pure Poppy & Vintage Cream (PTI), October Afternoon Cherry Hill & Report Card DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
Accessories & Tools: Labels 7 Nestabilities, Twill Ribbon (SU!), Buttons (PTI), Embroidery Floss, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape