Sunday, May 5, 2013

Go Big or Go Home NSD Challenge: Teacher Appreciation Card

I get to participate in all the great Circleville Challenges today and this is my entry in the Go Big or Go Home Challenge but before I get started with that, if you are looking for my tutorial on dimension and my gift card give away, click here to find it!

Sara, from her blog 'Sara W. Andrews', created a challenge asking us to use a big title or big photo on a project.  I love that she provided samples of both layouts and cards!  Her projects are great!  To see the challenge, which is open until next Sunday, May 12, 2013, and her projects, click here.

I loved that Sara used the negative space for her title, so I tried that too.  How much easier it is to put a lettering on this way, rather than trying to line up and glue down lettering!  The text is from Cricut Alphalicious, cut at 3".

I backed it in white and added a kraft paper mat.  That was then adhered to a card I cut to fit.

I recycled a die cut I had made a few days ago that I never used on a tutorial.  You may have seen it pictured on the lead collage on yesterday's blog post, but to shorten the post a bit, she was cut from it so I am thrilled to get to use her here!  She was cut at 3" from the Cricut cartridge Recess.  Her tummy is accentuated with a second top cut and curved to keep her from being so flat.  To use her for this card, I changed her hair color and re-made her arm (since I had glued it so well to the tiny paper chalkboard on the original!)

I finished the card with silly chalkboard scribble.  This will be a Teacher Appreciation card my kiddo will give her teacher. 

Thank you for checking out my project!  To see all the Circleville NSD challenges, tutorials, and prize give-aways, click on the icon below and scroll to the end of my post there!

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Sara Andrews said...

That is cute Nadia!!

And you figured out my secret...the negative is ALWAYS easier to use!!!

Thanks for playing along. :)

JennyKozar said...

Love this Nadia! Thanks for always showing such fun stuff. I am off to try your challenge now..

Turnedgypsy said...

like it..

Sis Patterson said...

It's just wonderful - and BIG! I learned more from you and Sara this weekend - thank you!

cdm317 said...

How adorable! I always love the details you add to your projects. The scribble is so cute!

Threadbear said...

Very cute card -- love how you used the negative space!! You are right, it would be easier than gluing down each letter. I will have to remember that!!

missstamper said...

Love it!

Hrvatica said...

Wonderful card. I've got to remember to use the negative cut trick.

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