Friday, August 19, 2011

SNSDC16 - Back to School

This week at The Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog, our challenge is to make a Back to School card.  I have been giving Rhubarb lots of attention lately, so I thought I'd give Cocoa a little time this week and chose An Apple for Cocoa as my focus image.  I colored Cocoa with my Copics and then paper pieced his apple.  I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS121) for the card design.


I hand-wrote my sentiment to mimic writing on manuscript paper.  After cutting out Cocoa and his apple with my nesties, I added him to the card with some pop dots. I Uni-ball white opaque pen provided the highlighting on the apple.



I found a Fiskar's notebook paper border bunch at a scrapbooking yard sale last weekend.  It was perfect for this card.  I resisted the urge to do lots of inking and just lightly went around the edges of the "notebook" paper.


Supplies:
Cardstock:  SU and Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  BG (Oxford)
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy (An Apple for Cocoa digi stamp)
Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk (chestnut roan)
Embellishments/tools:  Fiskar's Border Punch (notebook paper), Nestabilities (standard circle, lacey circle), Uni-ball white pen, Copics (N3, N5, N7, E00, E04, E29, E35, E37), Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties (PWC167) - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp - Food and Drink
Tuesday Throwdown #62 - Non-stamped sentiment

6 comments:

Destinae W. said...

Steph, your card turned out so adorable! I love how you pieced the apple!! Absolutely perfect! :)

Carol L said...

I LOVE the paper piecing on the apple, and the background looks like you glued all those tiny strips of paper down! Whew! You grabbed a cool bargain with that punch too :)

merrymstamper said...

Your card is perfect for back to school! Love the tartan plaid look on the apple. Awesome =)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet Cocoa card Stephanie. Love the the paper-pieced apple. :o) Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!

Deedee Anderson said...

Totally adorable card, Stephanie! So many wonderful school-themed details you added here, and I especially like how you paper-pieced the apple -- such a great look! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

Makiko Jones said...

I love, love, love your back to school card Stephanie! The paper pieced apple is so cute!

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