Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tart and Tangy teachers' thank you

The girls at our local schools wear pretty little gingham frocks in the summer and they were the inspiration for these end-of -term thank you cards. By the way, is it really true that children used to give their teacher an apple to show their appreciation?

The gingham was made by colouring the Solid Stripes background stamp with a dark and a light marker, stamping, then turning it 90 degrees and stamping again. I used my Stamp-a-majig to position the stamp. I cut the gingham out with my trimmer and positioned it on a Whisper White card base using dimensionals. The apple from the Tart and Tangy set was coloured using markers, stamped onto Whisper White card stock and cut out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. I mounted that onto a circle of coloured card stock with a dimensional and then adhered it to the gingham background. The sentiment is a favourite of mine from Trendy Trees.

Stamps: Solid Stripes, Tart and Tangy, Trendy Trees
Ink: Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy
Other: 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Earth Elements and Rich Regals markers

Here are some other colourways:

And a close-up look at that gingham. Love it!

You know, I meant to post this yesterday but things went a bit pear-shaped! In fact, there's been a lot of pear-shaped-ness in my life just lately - mostly to do with forgetting things. I think I need to start carrying around a notebook containing written instructions to myself... but first I think I need to make a stash of 'I'm So Sorry' cards.

See you tomorrow with more end-of-term bits and pieces.
(And this time I mean it!)


  1. What super little cards they are. You are so clever making your own gingham, mine would be all wonky, I just know.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Oh, Vicky! I love those little plaid backgrounds! However, I'm going to have to reread how you did it when I'm not so tired and can maybe figure it out. :) Thanks for the great inspiration!

  3. Great Teacher Appreciation cards! x

  4. Love this effect I did this on a fox and friends card a while ago so must have another go, I seem to go in fits and starts with stamps so must dig out my stripey one again. Not sure about the apple question though, sorry....

  5. These are fab Vicki.

    I've nominated you for a beautifull blogger award, pop over to my blog to pick up the blinkie.


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