Monday, September 16, 2019

Teacher Inspired Letter Board Card

Hello! I created this card for several targets. First, we have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, Back to School/Children. I am the theme selector and author of this challenge. I chose the theme so I can create a card for my 2nd Grader's teacher (which is my second target for this card). The Children theme was an add-on since not all of the DT has school-aged children. My last target for this card is to join in Sugar Pea Design's Mix-It Up Challenge.

One of our sponsors for the Incy Wincy Challenge is Cute as a Button. I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils. I applied Stickles Christmas Red Glitter Glue to the apple, and Nuvo Apple Sour Glow Drops to the leaf. I set this aside to dry.

For the card panel, I die cut the letters of my sentiment using the Sugar Pea Designs Message Letter Board die. I die cut this on white cardstock since I plan to adhere the letters on top of each to create  dimensional letters. This is the most tedious process in the creation of this card since the letters are small. Thanks to the tweezer and pick-up tool, it made the process a little bit easy. I also used a liquid adhesive to adhere the stacked letters. For the top layer of the letters, I used a gray cardstock.

I die cut the message board on a two-sided colored cardstock. I lined this up and cut the green piece diagonally, just like in the sketch. I die cut a blue cardstock at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I adhered the message boards to this blue panel. I die cut a red cardstock using the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics. I die cut the panel with the digital image using a My Favorite Things Circle Stax die. I adhered this on top of the red circle cardstock with a fun foam in between.

I adhered the letters to the message board more towards the right bottom part of the green message board. I adhered one of the letters on the red circle cardstock since I am running out of space. I adhered the circle panel where the circle is at on the sketch. I have a bit of an overhang which I trimmed off. The sentiment is too long to fit on the front of the card. So I stamped three dots to the end of the phrase, then added Nuvo Metallic Silver Lining Crystal Drops on top of the dots.

The white background of the digital image bothers me. Luckily, I have the same image printed on typing paper. I fussy cut this image right on the line. I adhered this on top of the colored image using a temporary adhesive. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Antique Linen around the digital image using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brush.

I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyeglasses. I adhered Doodlebug sequins on the diagonal portion of the message board.

For the inside of the card, I adhered the rest of the letters to complete the sentiment. I added dots the same way as I did on the front of the card.

This completes my card. I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  2. What a wonderful card for your child's teacher! I love how you used the design along with the Message Letter Board to make such a meaningful sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs!

  3. How sweet! I work with 5th graders and a teacher once gave me a heart shaped necklace with this saying on it. Your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions.