Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School

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This week's Whimsie Doodle's challenge is Back to School theme. The funny thing of the first digi images I ever used/got was from Whimsie Doodles, and it is their school bears set. The MOPS group I am part of was doing a service project. Basically we were making sets of cards to send to military kids to help them keep in touch with their military parent. I was asked to come up with some sort of first day of school card. I said yes of course...because I always say So I sat at home one night and started searching for an image to use...since I didn't have any stamps that would work. Well I came across the Whimsie Doodles store, and found the adorable bears and the sentiment. I actually only used the sentiment for the cards (since we didn't know if it was for a boy or girl, and wanted to make the card sets neutral). Well I thought it would be fun to use them for today's challenge. Here is what I came up with.I tried something new for me too. I did some paper piecing with a digi. I have done paper piecing before, but not with digi images. I first printed on white CS, then again on purple, and again on green. I used the purple dress, and the purple star on the sentiment. I then used the green bow and the green backpack. Oh and the green apple. For the backpack, I did a little extra detail.
You can see from the photo, that I cut the little flowers out of the green so the purple would show through. I cut the white image out with an oval cutter, and layered all the pieces on. For the BG paper, I used a piece from TAC's A little Whimsy set. Last, I added some heat set star gems to the right side. Well that is all for now. Have a great day!


Robin Parker said...

What a darling card to tuck into your daughters first day of school lunch bag.

LindaC said...

Wow, you did a great job on your card! Thanks for participating in the WD challenge. Linda DT

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsie Doodles this week!!
Sheri-WD DT

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card. I just love that image! I have it as well and have used it several times. great job on the paper piecing.