Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to School


Can you believe that it is already August, that for millions of teachers and students school is just around the corner and soon we will be basking in the luxury of fall temperatures? I confess that after our high today fall temperatures would indeed be a luxury! In honor of the approaching school year my dear design team sister Lori selected this week’s challenge cut. Lori gave us a wide range of choices by selecting any of the school cuts on the Locker Talk cartridge. I do not own Locker Talk, but I found some cute crayons on My Community and this great Back to School phrase on Celebrate with Flourish.



Using Cricut Design Studio and the My Community cartridge, I created a custom card design.  I welded the shadow cut of the three crayons to a square, adding two long thin rectangles across the crayons to hold them together.  As you can see after the words were added the rectangular bars a nearly invisible.

I had fun with my crayon colors, choosing bold prints as my crayons and crayon labels.  I then chose lime green for the contrast color.  
  


The Back to School phrase was cut in four pieces - the shadow in yellow, the icon cut in a white grounded multi print, a blue stripe and a darker blue solid.  In the end, I thought that the white background multi print was too light, so I colored over most of the white letters with a lime green Copic marker. 



I used pop dots to affix the words to the front of the crayons.  The dimension added by the pop dots allow for the letter to have a bit of a visual pop from the card.


While you are out and about on the Internet today be sure to drop by Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the design team's fabulous back to school projects! The BBTB2 site will be up at 11 am eastern time. I like to post a bit earlier so as to not miss my early readers.

I will be back with a couple of fun projects to share this week – including a unique birthday card for my future daughter-in-law.

14 comments:

June Houck said...

Holy Moly, this is creative and adorable! Your title hides the welding so well and the design is superb :)

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is soo creative. I participated in a back to school blog hop last night. You can see my project @
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Candace

Amy said...

Very bright, cheery and creative! Love your project! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling design, Susan and I love all of your pretty patterns. Wouldn't it be fun if there were really crayons lke that? LOL xxD

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE all your cool welded projects! This looks fabulous and fun! The cheery colors make me want to go back to school! Ok..... maybe not go back..... but thrilled to send my kids back! LOL
Theresa

Lori1brat said...

Oooh - I just LOVE your card ! It is SO cute - the bright colors make me smile !!! Hugs - Lori

**Treefrog** said...

So Cute Susan, Love the colors and always the clues on how you make your great creations, Thanks! And Yes, I'm SOOOO Ready for the cooler temperatures also, lol!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Melissa said...

FabYOUlous card! Love the colors and all the layers.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun and adorable! Great patterns!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

MC said...

How appropriate and so adorable! My daughter had her first day at pre-school today, so I may need to refer to this post at a later time for an idea for the teachers!

teachU14 said...

This project is wild! I just love all the colors and patterns :) Fantastic job!

meredemaison said...

What a great card! The papers are so lively and fun! It makes me excited to see summer end...and I'm with you about fall temps! Bring on cooler days!!!

Jeri said...

Oh golly Susan, these are just the most fabulous papers and colors. So bold and bright. Love your design!

Maria said...

Super, super fun Susan!!! Love all the bright colors you used :)