Monday, 13 October 2014

It's Only Words

The challenge this fortnight atCrafty Cardmakers & More is all about Words.

We would like to see words or sentiments as the main focal point of your card.

For my DT project I decided to share the gifts I made my Sons Pre-school teachers when he left to start big School last month.

I used Tagul to create a word cloud in the shape of an Apple and used the teachers name and the name of all the little ones that were moving onto big school to fill the shape.

I layered onto some co-ordinating card stock and then used a  free rose card wrap from Birds Cards to finish it off.

To go with this a decorated an MDF heart for each teacher.

I started by painting it with Silver acrylic paint.  Once this was dry I painted with children's PVA glue and immediately, whilst still wet, painted over with white acrylic paint.  I blasted with  my heat gun and as the glue dries it cracks the top layer of paint, allowing the silver to show through and giving a nice shabby chic finish.

I cut the words out in pink and black vinyl and then used a sparkle modge podge over the top, made a hand tied ribbon and tied around the stalk to finish.

We would love for you to come and join out challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks for looking.

I would like to enter the following Challenge:-

Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink


  1. What a really thoughtful card and gift. The apple you have created with the teacher's and children's names is a wonderful touch. The card wrap is really pretty and the apple is gorgeous, especially with the crackle background. Sally D.x.

  2. All I can say is WOW! These are phenomenal and so very thoughtful! It always seems so hard to see the little ones grow up! But beware... he'll be dating and driving before you know it! ;)
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  3. What fabulous makes Jules. I bet the teachers were chuffed to bits with these thoughtful gifts. I've always meant to have a go at doing a word cloud, and you've certainly inspired me! Xx

  4. Fabulous projects - and I'm sure they were really appreciated. I love the die cut cover for the word cloud - so beautifully lacy and it's a perfect finishing touch.

  5. What a wonderful leaving present, I'm sure the teachers will treasure it as a perfect reminder of their class.
    hugs Kimx

  6. Wow Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous! That delicate die cut wrap is so stunning and I love the apple shaped sentiment inside! Wonderful! hugs :)

  7. Terrific creation, just love the way you personalized it with the wonderful word cloud, and I bet the teachers really appreciated it!

  8. What a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


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  9. Great card.Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our mainly pink challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx


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