Get Well Soon, Mrs. A!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I've got a two-fer post today! ;) Mrs. A, one of my 9-year old DD's favorite teachers, is out for a couple of months with health issues that require surgery. I wanted to make her a card from our family, but my DD wanted to make a card for her, too. I'll start with mine, and save the best for last!
UPDATE: This card was featured on the Viva la Verve Blog, here!

I used the January 2014 Week 4 Viva la Verve sketch for my layout, and a Verve stamp for the front sentiment. The sentiment panel is a Spellbinders die cut, which I cut out of black and also out of pink. I glued them together, offsetting the pink one just slightly to give a shadow effect. I like how it looks, but it actually serves a purpose--without it the pretty scroll cuts just disappeared over the black dp. The sentiment was heat embossed with pink ep, then stamped over that with a white pigment ink to give it a chalky look. I distressed the black typographical dp by tearing it and sponging Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges, and backed that with a pink distressed panel, also. A little sewing, a couple of foliage die cuts, and a cluster of flowers finish off the front.
On the inside, I sponged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink along the lower left corner edges, then used a Flourishes distress stamp and Tea Dye ink to add an old wallpaper look. The sentiment is stamped in Victorian Velvet ink. The top strip is just what was left over from tearing the black dp on the front of the card. The photo corner is a Sizzlet die cut.
I LOVE my DD's card that she made for her teacher! She has a ton of Sizzix Dress Up dies (I think most of them have been retired), with all kinds of outfits and hairstyles, and she likes to make cards very personal by putting people who look like her and whoever she is making the card for, on the card. This is her best one, ever! Mrs. A is on the left, and my DD is on the right. In the past I've had to help her a little bit with designing a card, but she did this one all by herself--choosing dp for the bg, cs for the die cuts, a stamp, rhinestone buttons, ribbon, and this time, she even did all the cutting and stamping by herself! All she wanted me to do was enter it in a challenge! ;)

Get Well, Mrs. A! We miss you!!!

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Jessica said...

Message to DD: Beautiful job on your teacher's card! I am very impressed! Looks like you have some of your mom's talent! Lovely! Love, Miss Hamm

Anonymous said...

Stunning work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Chana Malkah said...

Cheryl, your project is just fabulous as always! I love the very victorian feel of the project and your execution is just wonderful.

Your DD's project is proof positive that the talent gene was passed along. She has a great eye for color, composition and detail...she puts things on paper very well, Very nicely done!

We are thrilled that both these projects were shared with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Chana Malkah said...

This is just a delightful creation, Jenny! I love your all the choices you made for your project. Your background papers, color palette, and embellishments are perfect! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards from both you and your daughter! I'm sure your daughter's teacher will appreciate it! And, I hope she has a speedy recovery!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I absolutely love your cards! The best thing about them is that they convey how much you card. I love how DD made the third card, which I'm sure will life Mrs. A's heart, especially when she is represented on the card itself. Emotion adds so much beauty to artwork and you've done that here. The first card is especially A-MAZ-ING and I adore how you combined so many elements so flawlessly. It is truly a stunner! Thank you so much for sharing these creations with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Jessi Fogan said...

Cheryl, your card is so elegant & lovely - fantastic sentiment, and I love the offset sentiment panel! Beautiful!
And for your DD - your card is going to warm Mrs. A's heart! I love the gem buttons on their coats, the fun papers, and that doily - and the little sunflower at the bottom! So fun & so pretty!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards - I'm sure Mrs A will love them :-) Thank you so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

Conniecrafter said...

How fun to create with your daughter, her teacher will just love them both. The offset of the pink die and the over stamping of the white ink onto the pink embossing is such great touches to your card, gorgeous papers and flowers!! Inside is just as beautiful! Your daughters card is just great, love that personal touch and fun papers!

Unknown said...

Lovely Victorian card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Pennyrae DT

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card, Cheryl. I love all the layers of pretty embellishments. Your DD's card is so fabulous as well. She is so talented. :)

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful~your daughter's teacher will feel loved! It's a delight to see you've passed on your talent and cardmaking passion~

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautifully done!

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, this is too fabulous! Or should I say "two" fabulous? All grown up beauty on the first and all young girl cuteness on the second. Those dies must be so fun for your daughter. Better than paper dolls! Great job all around!

Sue Lelli said...

DD's card is so FAB! Her teacher will LOVE it to pieces! YOUR card took my breath away! LOVE every detail right down to the pink zig zag stitching!

Shirley said...

Your card is so vintage lovely! The DP, stitching, sprig, and warm colors just really make the sentiments special!!

Your daughter's card shows she has her mother's talent. Her teacher will treasure this card forever. Love how she did her little girls, added the doily, ribbon, rhinestones, DP, and flower on the bottom. What a truly pretty card with a wonderful message too!