Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Birthday Card for a Teacher

I was asked to make this card by a family friend, a friend of hers has been a teacher all of her life so wanted to give her a teacher themed card for her 60th birthday. That was a bit of a head scratcher.... many of my ideas for teacher cards were more suited to be from a child to their teacher. Anyway this is what I came up with.

To create the blackboard section I used some black card stock, I stamped the sentiment using some Dovecraft individual alphabet stamps to give a handwritten effect, for this I used Versamark then embossed with white embossing powder. I then used a white gel pen to add some "Math's" I hate maths!! I applied some white chalk so the black wasn't quite so stark and made the black board look used. I then mounted the board on a brown frame created using a Nellie Snellen Frame Die.

For the layers I used some cuttings from an old book which I added chalk and ink to the edges to make them a little more aged, then adhered them to some brown card stock, I used pink chalk to colour the card blank as I felt there wasn't going to be quite enough colour on the card. To pretty it up a little I added some lace and ribbon and some Mulberry Roses and Cherry Blossoms, I added a little brown ink the to the Roses and some Diamond Stickles to the Cherry Blossoms to add a bit of sparkle, then just 3 pearls top and bottom to finish it off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papercutz - "Anything Goes"
Emerald Faeries - "All Thngs Nice (Girly)"
Allsorts - "Free and Easy"
Secret Crafter - "Numbers"
Crafty Pad - "Embossing"
Totally Gorjuss - "Punch or Die"
Crazy - "Ribbons"
Sparkles - "Elegance & Lace"
Cupcake - "Shabby Sparkle"
Top Tip Tuesday - "Make it Girly"


Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Lovely flowers! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Forum Challenge and good luck xx

Lionelsa said...

Adorable teacher's card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

downrightcrafty said...

great take on this weeks challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
I have candy if you are interested

Dawn said...

Great card for a teacher! Well done!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Embossing Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS I have candy on my blog if you're interested!

Kirsty said...

How pretty! I love the delicate lace and ribbon and flowers. The paper is very good here too! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge! Good luck.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at SFC this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the 'blackboard'!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

pretty card! Love the flowers and the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Kath - GD
"Let's Get Scrappy!"

Lisa M said...

Completely and totally fantastic!! LOVE the blackboard and arrangement of flowers and the....well, I just love it all!
Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Make it Girlie" challenge.
Happy stamping to you...
Lisa xx

louise said...

Gorgeous card for a teacher,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

bettand said...

This is awsome. Love it. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you again on saturday. Bettina

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Numbers" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in GIRLIE challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh this is just beautiful! I love your LO and sentiment being for a teacher is just too cute an idea! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

sari said...

What a stunning card! Perfect for a teacher! Such lovely details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari