It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges. I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight. I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations. Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.
Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on. You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE. When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself. For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot. I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.
I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum. An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image. The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
We’ve got a bright and cheerful color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week. Be sure to check out what the other designers created and play along with us here. My first shipment of new catalog items arrived this week and I’m very excited to share with you a project featuring some amazing new products. As I perused my new papers, the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper jumped out at me. I was happy to see that I could easily incorporate it into this week’s color challenge.
It has been Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. Bella’s school is an integrative arts school, which means that during the school day, the children also learn dance, art, violin, and piano. It’s really an awesome curriculum and my daughter has been so blessed this year with a wonderful teacher. I’m not sure we could ever thank her enough for all that she has done for us. When I saw the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Pieces and Patterns stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for thank you cards.
These items will be available in the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. I used one of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Papers for the background, as well as a couple of accent strips. A few pencils were stamped as a border along the edge of the inset piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped and embossed the greeting from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. The swirly Crushed Curry card stock was cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die and the Big Shot. I love using it as an accent piece. The flower image is also from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set. I added a few White Perfect Accents to the card and also to the center of the flower.
Looking for another easy Teacher Appreciation card idea? Check out this card.
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