Friday, February 13, 2015

A REAL Challenge!!!

My son's Grade 4 teacher invited me to lead the class in making a Valentine's Day card for their parents. I was thrilled, and immediately made a list of the fairly basic techniques that would still WOW a group of young newbies. Some of these, I ruled out for time factors, others for lack of material on hand and limited time. The ones that stuck were a punch, an embossing folder and the three-in-one of heat emboss/resist/spritz. Then I had to redesign my overall design multiple times, keeping in mind that I didn't want to use any of my newer foam pads, as I feared it wouldn't stand up to 25 kids the way a classic linen pad would, and finally realizing that aside from a mini glue dot under the punched heart, the kids would only have glue sticks and/or white glue, so the layers needed to be flat and easy to adhere, for example, using the embossing side of the hearts, rather than the slightly more fun debossing side.

While this may not be my most impressive card, we had a blast, and most of them went off with only some minor hitches :D

Challenges I used:

I heart Sketches - (see sketch below)
The Paper Players - (see palette below)
Sparkle and Sprinkle - glitter and embossing powder (in one... iridescent!)
Penny Black - ATG except digi


  1. This is wonderful. Bet the kids had fun making this. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  2. Very pretty card, Anjii ! Unfortunately, we can not consider it in our Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps because you have not used one of our images. Because we are a company blog, to use a "From the Heart Stamp" image is our most important rule. We would appreciate if you stopping by in our shop - there are images for everyone style and taste. THANKS !!!

  3. Your card is wonderful and I'm sure everyone had fun making them. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  4. Really super work Anjii and so pleased you shared it with us at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  5. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  6. Aaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x