Thursdays are always special here at The Stampin' Schach because I get to reveal my Design Team Inspiration card. This week our challenge is Clean and Simple Elements of Style...Brads. This week I have designed a Thank You card for all of the teachers who frequent my blog. I know first hand how hard you work and how much you care.
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Dare to try! I had never tried the Stampin' Up! Builder Wheels, but how cute is this adorable apple "For Teacher" design paired with "Elementary Alphabet". Must haves are the Builder Wheel Spindle and Spacers, the Triple Cell Cartridge, and for me, the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide, to help me do straight "wheelies". Colors of choice...Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock.
- Texture! My Crumb Cake card base was zipped through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A small strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock was added to the bottom to compensate for the minimal loss of length due to embossing and to add an easy design element.
- Head for the borders! Cherry Cobbler Scallop Trim Borders flank both sides of the image, while Basic Black Dotted Scallop Ribbon Borders were stitched with Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine. Pressed for time? Omit the stitching!
- Finishing touches! The "Thank You for Being You" sentiment from the Bold Blossom set was selectively inked using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock, and layered onto a Basic Black Decorative Label. Three Basic Black Glimmer Brads balance the layout.
This was my first experimentation with using Builder Wheels. How fun! I was a little afraid to use them...afraid that they would not stamp correctly. Boy was I in for a surprise! They were sooo easy! So what do you think of today's card? Remember, your comments are important to me. And as always, I freely share what I know. So if you ever have a question about the cards that I make or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
Stamp Sets: Bold Blossom (W 123232, C 122232---Summer Mini), Elementary Alphabet Builder Wheel (123229---Summer Mini), For Teacher Builder Wheel (123230---Summer Mini); Inks: Basic Black Classic Refill (102512), Cherry Cobbler Classic Refill (119788), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082); Card Stock: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Naturals Ivory (101849), Basic Black (121045); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Triple Cell Cartridge (121206), Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle (103661), Wheel Guide (104834), Builder Wheel Spindle and Spacers (119895); Glitz and Glam: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125---Summer Mini), Glimmer Basics Brads (121003)