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1/20/12

Teacher Valentine

Hi, everyone, Kelli here!  Today I wanted to share a card with you that your child can give their teacher on Valentine's Day.  I used the adorable and perfectly fitting Teacher Anya stamp by The Greeting Farm which was stamped in Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.  She will be available in the store again on the Jan. 31st, just in time for Valentine's Day!  You can actually change out the main image and use this layout and color scheme for any Valentine's Day card!
I also wanted to show you how you can add actual dimension to your colored images in a very quick and simple way.  The tutorial for that will follow the completed pics!
Here's the finished card!


Here's a closeup of Teacher Anya.  I colored her with Copics: E59, E57 and E55 for her hair.  I tried a new skin combo which I really like and it's E21 and E51.  I used R29, R27, R24 and R22 for her shirt, skirt and apple.  For her sweater vest I paper pieced it using some patterned paper, but I added some C5 and C3 so it wouldn't be so flat.  Last but not least, I colored the leaf on the apple with G28 and G24.

I wanted to give the sentiment a little something extra so I used the SP & Company - Hearty Hearts Backgrounds stamp to add some very light pink hearts.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make parts of your image dimensional!
I really wanted to make the apple pop for this card.  Since I was only going to be using the apple I just needed to stamp that portion of the image instead of the whole thing.

Since I was going to cut the apple out I didn't have to worry about staying in the lines when I colored it, which is always fun, haha!

Whenever I cut something out that has a black outline, I always like to take my Memento - Tuxedo Black marker and color the edge (core) of the card stock.  This just helps to make it look more finished.

Even though I was going to be covering up the apple on the main image, I still like to color them with just one color, so if someone sees under the layered apple it won't be just plain white underneath.  I took some foam adhesive and put it on the back of the cutout apple and layered it on top.

Here's a side view so you can see the added dimension.  I love doing this because it's relatively quick and simple but adds a lot to your project.  You can also see the black on the edge that I did with the marker.  After the card was complete I added some Glossy Accents to the apple to give it a more realistic shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!!!  :)

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