Friday, August 6, 2010

Stampin' For The Weekend - Back To School

I know the challenge at SFTW is BACK to school but I cheated a little because it's actually a teacher retirement card but hey, it's school themed!! I just don't have anybody to give back to school card to and this one was commissioned (a rare thing!) so...

It's a trifold book fold (because of the bulk of embellies) card my friend asked me to make for her colleague's retirement. The images are printed on pearlescent card, hear embossed and coloured with Copic Markers and Distress Inks (backgrounds).

Here is the front panel:

Inside panel:

And that's how the card looks:

The only guidelines I got was that she loved teal and "put a child, something school themed and LOTS of flowers on it". Well. I'm not happy at all with the card but the recipient sure was so I guess I got it right.

No Copic colours today, I was way too frazzled when making it to actually write down everything! lol

Loadsa hugs and be sure to check out the work of our fab DT!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Pad - Ribbons & Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
ABC Challenge Blog - A is for August
Fresh Brewed Challenges - Give Thanks

Be back later with another card so stay tuned! :)


Chris said...

Fantastic card Annika and of course the recipient loved it, it's beutiful! Your colouring is gorgeous, I bet the pearly card gives a lovely shimmer to the colours and your embellishments are so pretty, great buttons too. Have a good weekend, Chris xx

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my Goodness, I don't know why you're not happy with this beautiful creation, the image, colouring and embellies are amazing. I love it to bits. Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week with your amazing card.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

....Wow this card is beautiful. The flowers like it very much. Your design is once again a hit and the motives are so sweet.
Nice Weekend
Hugs Karla

Tara said...

Oh I love this Annika and why on earth aren't you happy with it?!!! You've put so much thought and work into making it a very special card which will mean so much to the recipient..... and those colours together are just gorgeous!!
Have a great weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Julie M said...

Annika - I love this (you're too hard on yourself!!!). Love the teal and mustard colour combo, beautiful flowers (primas?) and lovely sentiments, enough to make a retiring teacher cry!!!!

Julie xx

P.S. The doily on my card you were asking about - it was just a regular small doily, a friend got a bag of them in Musgraves and gave me a few, but I cut the outer layers off, 'cos it was too big for my card.

Sylvia Blum said...

whoa... what can I say?
{hugs} Sylvia

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh WOW! What a stunning creation! BEAUTIFULLY colored images and look at all those fabulous embellies! I love those buttons !!!! How cute are they! And your sentiments are perfect! She is going to LOVE this card!

Thank you so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges MONTH LONG challenge!
Have a blessed day

Dorcas said...

Oh I love this one Annika! The angel stamp is perfect and I love all the yarn flowers. It really is exceptional. You should love it!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Annika, this is beyond fabulous!!! I especially love all the fabric flowers, the yummy brad and those math buttons! I think the whole project ROCKS!


Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow this card is realy beutiful! nice colours, and beutiful stamps ! you be pround on your self ! ;)

Hugs Ida

Kathy Czygan said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is such a treasure! So much detail and special embellies! Fantastic coloring and such a beautiful design. Perfect in every way. The fussiest person would be amazed at this creation!

maxine said...

Wow this is stunning thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week

Marlene said...

Holy schnoodles, this is gorgeous!! Your stitching is impeccable, and your coloring - as always - perfection. What an adorable project! LOVE the "blackboard" brads or whatever they are you used as the centers of the flowers. BEAUTIFUL!

Mummylade said...

absolutely excellent!

Di said...

OH Annika how do you do it no wonder the recipient was pleased this is awesome your cards are just fabulous i love all your little deatils and your different flowers!

Alica said...

wonderful! love the images and the colors are perfect too! Great job on stitching! Did I mention I love the flowers too?
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Fiona said...

great the colours and good job on the stitching...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Kate's Makes said...

Annika this card is absolutely stunning, i love it! The sentiments are wonderful too x

Tracey said...

This is stunning Annika & so different - those images are adorable :)

Have a great week!


Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is just awesome. Love the layout. I really fancy how you kind of framed the image wiht flowers.
Wish you a great week.

Dorcas said...

Congrats on your top three at Paper Sundaes!! See, I TOLD you it was fab!! :-) Hugs, Dorcas

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love it, the fold is very clever. Love the papers you used and your stitching is awesome!!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!! :)

France Ringuette said...

Breathtaking !!!!

Congratulations on making the Top 3 of our challenge at paper sundaes !

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