Sep 3, 2014

The Card Concept: #18 Back To School

Good morning to you... It's that time again! Another challenge over at The Card Concept. Can I get a Yee-haw!?

Here is the inspiration photo and the challenge: Back To School Theme!

I had the opportunity to design a clean and layered card for this challenge. I like clean and layered... It started out a bit hairy (I do really gravitate toward the graphic side of designing) but I soon fixed it up right and created this little number:

Layers, check. White space, check. Apples and school stuff, check!  I was inspired by the striking colours of the black board and the red apples in the photo. But my first card became a bit too graphic with some white on black action, so I aborted mission and went in a different direction.

I stamped my own pattern paper using the apple and star stamps by Paper Smooches. I then die cut circles out of it and some Lawn Fawn pattern paper. I stamped my sentiment and popped it up and added my beloved hexagon enamel dots. There was something about the hexagon that just took my fancy. It's kind of a school-like/book-smart kind of a shape, right?

I finished off my card by adhering my panel to my card base 1/4 inch off centre. Which gives it a little bit of spunk up in the left corner.

Ok, so that's it! Head on over to The Card Concept to participate! I think you will find today's photo very inspiring and getting you into that "back to school" mood! Maybe you feel like you are running ragged trying to get ready for back to school? Well, take some needed quiet time and get your creative juices flowing. It might give you the boost you need to get those kiddos back into the school groove!

Thanks for stopping in today and for all your kind comments! I know how much time it takes leaving a comment and I appreciate every one! Thank you for sending me love each day. You are the best!



Mary Marsh said...

the clean and layered part of this challenge was achieved Laurie-I really like the look of your card-making your own patterned paper is always fun

icardeveryone01 said...

Love that you created your own cardstock, Kristie- it's so pretty and I love the sentiment!
=] Michele

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous your own pattern paper. So creative and clean!! Great! Great!

Jill said...

Ah geez! I dig this so! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

These circles are the sweetest! The plaid gives it a school uniform kinda look. (Catholic school for a few years, right here)

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