Jan 24, 2016

First day at school

Hello crafty friends, this time I want to show you a card that I made for the first day of school. Actually, it was for my fater. Because he can't work in his previous field anymore (which was construction worker) due to health issues he recently started a professional re-training as an IT system manager. For that reason I wanted to make this card and I thought it would be funny to make a card that you would usually give to a child on it's first day of school.

I started off die cutting a large circle from scrap paper to use as a mask because I wanted to stamp random numbers in a circle shaped area. I used two different blue colors and stamped them in the center of the card. I also stamped an owl from a Lawn Fawn set (which is kind of an inside joke because my father reminds us all of an owl... who knows why) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers (TN7, TN8, EB5; EB2, GB8, GB10; OR1, OR2).

I then went ahead and die cut the words "Alles Gute zum" (all the best for) from dark blue cardstock. I also die cut the little glasses from Create A Smile which had the perfect size for the owl. I used the rest of the blue cardstock to cut rectangles and stamp the individual letters that I needed for the word "Schulanfang" (first day of school) with VersaMark which I embossed with white embossing powder.
I assembled the card by adhering the glasses to the owl and appling a layer of Glossing Accents which would then kind of look like "real" glass. I attached the different rectangles and the owl with glue dots and the word die cuts with liquid glue.

Lawn Fawn "Critters in the Forrest" - http://goo.gl/yOpNc3
Lawn Fawn "Claire’s ABCs" - http://goo.gl/RmCGT7
Create A Smile „29 again“ - http://goo.gl/OhK5UU  
Create A Smile „Kleine Worte“ - http://goo.gl/3re5lO
Create A Smile „Magical Frame“ - http://goo.gl/wTWH30 
Sizzix Framelits Circle Wafer Thin Die Set (SSS) - https://goo.gl/PNyAtF
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/n91NUi
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock "Blue Violet" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pTk92C
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/K1eGI2
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Tsukineko Versamark Ink (SSS) - http://goo.gl/QR4Nvf
Tsukineko Versamark Ink (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sHjsBK
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Danube Blue" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/PBF2Ch 
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Bahama Blue" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/hvuBpO
WOW! Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/k204Ll
WOW! Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White (WOW) - http://goo.gl/KqlXOY
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen Squeeze & Roll (SSS) - http://goo.gl/kDnIEf
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen Squeeze & Roll (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/OWVsWt
Mini Glue Dots (SSS) - http://goo.gl/utu69y
Mini Glue Dots (Scrobby) -  http://goo.gl/V8RSjZ
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (SSS) - http://goo.gl/WMsQXH
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/5e7AWW

1 comment:

  1. This cracks me up! I love the idea of giving your Dad a first day at school card for his new job. Bet he loved it. I love the blues and that little owl looks so scholarly with his glasses. It's beautifully put together. xx


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