Sep 1, 2019

You Are Awesome to the Core Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun back to school card.  

First On behalf of Dies R Us and myself - We would like to say that if you are in the path of Hurrican Dorian please know that you are in our thoughts. Please be safe!

Now, I decided to make this card quick and easy so you can make several if you would like to give several to teachers or students.

This card was inspired by Leeanne Allinson.

Let's get started!

I gathered all the materials for the card.

I then die cut 4 squares from the pattern side of the red paper and 4 of the solid side of the red paper. I die cut 2 leaves - 1 from the light green dot pattern paper and 1 from the green woodgrain pattern paper. I also die cut the word awesome 3 times from white cardstock. I trimmed a white cardstock panel to 4" x 5.25" and light green cardstock to 4.25" x 5.50" for the card front panels.

Next, I trimmed only two small leaves from the bigger leaf. I did on both leaves. Then, I ran the components through the 3" Xyron and adhered the card panels together matting the white with the green cardstock.


Next, to create the apple I cut the squares in half. 2 of the squares I cut into 4 pieces. I then ink all the sides with Distress Oxide ink in Fire Brick.

I start with the center two pieces using a pattern side and then solid. I create a square in the center and then just use half on either side.

Then, I create another square over the center one. This time I use the smaller pieces. I then create a square on each side of the center square.

Now, for the top of the apple, I cut the square not quite in half I leave a bit of the corner. 

Next, I layer in the stem and leaves. Which I have inked with Distress Oxide in Gathered Twig and Peeled Paint.

Then, I stamped out the rest of the sentiment in Versafine Clair ink, and Distress Oxide ink Fire Brick. I then them cut it into strips. Next, I inked the edges of the strips with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint. I also cut a strip of the green dot pattern paper for a layer behind the word CORE. I ran the three die-cut awesome through the Xyron Sticker Maker. 

I placed the sentiment onto the card front panel layering the first strip onto the apple.

Now, for some finishing touches. I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard on the word Awesome for a bit of shimmer. I then added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry and Liquid Pearls in Key Lime. I also adhered a tiny clay apple by the sentiment.

Now, your card is complete!

Materials Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Frame It Stitched Squares

Memory Box - Dies - Awesome Jotted Script
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Gathered Twigs

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Peeled Paint
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne
See the source image

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Red Berry
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard

Thermoweb - 3D Foam Squares - White .25" 176/Pkg

Other Materials Used
Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker

Recollections Brand Cardstock: Heavy Weight White & Light Green
DCWV Brand: Pattern paper: Brown Woodgrain paper & Green dot 
Martha Stewart Brand: Red and white/solid Pattern paper
Park Lane Brand: Light Green Woodgrain paper
Elle Tru Brand: Tiny Clay Apple

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration!

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