Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Lots of Layers

It's Saturday, so it's challenge time at A Gem of a Challenge, where our theme this week is "Lots of Layers".  This one suits me down to the ground, I love layering, the more the better, we'd love for you to get your papers out and play along.
 The schools in Inverness broke up for the holidays a week ago, and this is the card I made for my son to give his teacher.  It's pretty large at 8x8, but it needed to be to accommodate my embossed layers, which were done with Tim Holtz and Papermania folders, using Core'dinations, which I sanded after embossing.
The cute image is one of Janet's newer ones, called School Boy Andy, you'll find him in the store here.  I've coloured him with Promarkers to look like my son, Robbie, in his school colours, which I've used throughout the card too.  I computer generated the sentiment for a personal touch, and added an apple brad to echo the image.
The only printed paper I used was some Stampin' Up dictionary print paper, which I used for the base layer, I added some silver Card Candi to the top corners to look like drawing pins.
I created a faux chalkboard effect by using white embossing powder on black card, the more porous the card the better, you want and uneven finish and stray specks of powder give the appearance of chalk dust.
The pencil was simply made from scrap card, I scored the lines along it's length for realism, and I finished off with a few paper clips. 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #190 - Childs Play
Creative Corner - #26 - Many Thanks
4 Crafty Chicks - #149 - Dry Embossing
Bearly Mine - #93 - Anything Goes
LEJ - #60 - Recycle, Upcycle, Use Household Objects, I used paperclips
Top Tip Tuesday - #104 - Office Supplies, I used paper clips


  1. Another fab card Wendy, love all the layers and such a cute image, could almost be Robbie, Kate x

  2. Oooh this is brilliant Wendy! The attention to detail with the embellishments is great.

  3. so gorgeous wendy.perfect image for a teacher and your design is fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Fab card Wendy. Love the image and the layering is brill!

  5. Brilliant card gorgeous image and embellishments Ginny x

  6. Mrs Auld would have been delighted with this card. Great layers and use of paper clips. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. Dear Wendy, what a cool card for a teacher, love these smoked colors. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Your follower

  8. What an awesome card Wendy. Just the artistic details alone are amazing ...then add your professional coloring and WOW! I hope you submit your work for publications. Its amazing.

  9. Terrific card and excellent use of office supplies. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  10. Oh this is just so cute Wendy as always your so creative x

  11. Great teacher's card, love the fabulous colouring. His outfit is perfect.

    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘office supplies’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  12. This is just amazing!!! You really succeeded in creating an incredible project using items you would find in an office. This looks just spectacular. :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday! Best of luck to you when the winners are selected :)
    Lisa xx

  13. Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT!
    4 Crafty Chicks

  14. Super cute card :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our "dry embossing" challenge!

  15. brilliant teachers card and thanks for sharing with us this week at Crafty Catz

  16. Perfect Thank You Teacher card. The layers work well with you, and I love the counting rule across the bottom.

  17. gorgeous card and a sweet it

    thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

    Love Mel xxx

  18. Brilliant card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi xx

  19. I love your card! The layers and image are perfect!
    Thank you for playing with us at Creative Corner Challenges


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