29 August 2010

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

A Class Card made for a Much-Loved and Much-Missed Teacher

Today I spent some time making the front page of a group card which is being given to our absent Sports Teacher, from all the Grade One students.  Everyone hopes that she will recover quickly and join us soon back at school.

The giant sun which is filled with smaller suns, was made by me in Word on the computer using ClipArt.  I reproduced the sun many many times, printed the wallpaper out onto card and then cut out a "sun" image using the Gazelle Digital Diecutter.

More is More approach

I actually started out by drawing a "caricature" of her, which I then scanned onto the computer so it could be resized for printing. Unfortunately a lot of rubbing out was done on the original and so the printed image had a slight greying effect added (mmm, added but not wanted).


A personalised message was also added.  The overall theme of colours was pink and yellow; and given that she is our sports teacher, I used the font Bend It for the word "YOU".  The words "WAIT TO SEE" similarly had a School theme.  Short lengths of ribbon were cut and glued onto the back of the message also in pink and yellow.




Her name was cut out using the Gazelle Digital Diecutter and a sponge dauber completed the overall effect around the name and the outside of the embellishment.



Have you recently made a gift for a special someone?

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