Thursday, 7 July 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Tart and Tangy teacher thank you!

The title sounds rather rude doesn't it - but I promise I'm not suggesting that my teacher appreciation card will be sent in a spirit of tartness or tanginess, only that the Tart and Tangy stamp set is perfect for this kind of card! It's Three Minute Thursday here at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments and I wanted to show you how fast it can be to produce one of these  - perhaps even first thing in the morning on the last day of term, just before you leave for the school run...! (Or is that just me?!)

I've been inspired by Susan Raihala, whose OLW challenge to make a card using only layers of ink had me absolutely fascinated! Here I scribbled in the centre of the frame image from the Notably Ornate set with a Basic Grey marker pen. When I stamped, it gave me something that looked like a piece of exercise book and I was very pleased with that! The sentiment is stamped in the scrumptious in-colour Poppy Parade, using a stamp-a-majig to keep the words within the lines. Then all I needed was my apple - inked up in Pear Pizzazz with a scribble of Chocolate Chip for the stalk. Come and have a closer look:

I designed this card for my youngest son's teacher who is male - all my sources tell me that males prefer one-layer cards with no fuss or frills! But if you wanted to add a little dimension, it wouldn't take long to stamp the apple again on a scrap of vanilla card stock and pop it up over the first apple.

Of course I had to try it! I used this lipsmackingly shiny apple I had lying about on my desk - it's just stamped and then covered with Crystal Effects. (I should make it clear that this is definitely not a three-minute technique as would take about an hour for the Crystal Effects to dry!)

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Notably ornate, Tart and Tangy, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade 
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Basic Grey and Chocolate Chip markers, Crystal Effects if you like
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

The other day I was talking to my children about my first English teacher. She was a very old lady (yes, I told them, EVEN older than I am!) who walked very slowly with a stick, was terribly strict and never smiled. She was fond of telling us to always ask ourselves questions in our writing - what, where, when, why! Except that she always pronounced these words as if they began with an F. The children were amused by this and my youngest son tested it out: "Fwhat, fwhere, fwhen, fwhy," he said. And then, enthusiastically: "Fwoar!" Oh dear! That strict old lady would be turning in her grave!

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  1. Well, this is quite novel....I love the effect of the script lines over the apple! (Sigh...another set to put on my wish list!)

  2. Love this! I love the simplicity and the lins with the sentiment!

  3. Vicky, I nearly died laughing after reading your story about your son shouting "Fwoar!" You must laugh a lot in your house and that is a good thing. LOL I love both versions of your card!

  4. Wow, you definitely had more success with this technique than me. This is a very cute little layout which works perfectly for a teacher thankyou.

  5. Love it! Definitely one to CASE. Must get the Tart and Tangy set.

  6. Love the torn notebook effect Vicky, love the OL version as well as the popped up apple...especially as it's love and shiny.
    Jenny x

    I did think about you as we passed through the outskirts of Buckingham yesterday;)

  7. Totally love both card versions. Great design work.

  8. Great cards Vicky - that apple looks good enough to eat!!! - Jacqueline xx.

  9. Your 3 minute cards are just Ffab!!
    Fwugs, Sandra x

  10. Fab thankyou card, I love the pips in the middle! Fwoar!!

  11. One things for sure Vicky, I won't be getting anything as gorgeous as this at the end of the year!!! (and weren't all our teachers old???)
    M x

  12. I love this card and I am sure 'Sir' will too. Your children are so funny, and I love reading about them.
    I have just received a huge order from S U but can see I need to do another order very soon!! I told you that you were an excellent sales person.
    Thanks fort he inspiration yet again.
    Linda x

  13. Perfect for any teacher!

  14. Love it, Vicky! As I was reading, I was thinking... "mmmm. Wonder how that apple would look covered with Crystal Effects?" Wow... I think it and you deliver! :) Great card!


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