Monday, 4 January 2010

Back to school GDT card

This is my first GDT card for Die Cut Dreams ! The challenge this week is Back to School, make sure you hop over and check out all of the DT creations as they're fab !

The main image is a Serendipity stamp, stamped in Archival Sepia ink then I painted them with Distresss and Adirondack inks. I layered it onto some Bazill card and then threaded some tapestry thread through the card. The 'lines' are made from some ordinary note paper and I punched holes down the side with my Crop o dile and then used a paper piercer to rip the paper, as if it had been pulled out of a note book. I used Doodlebug letter transfers for the words and sponged some Scattered Straw Distress Ink over the top. The background layer is a page from a book and I've painted it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. This is all mounted onto some My Minds Eye paper.

I added a brad to the centre of the flowers and the buttons for interest on the gros grain ribbon. I have to say I wasn't quite sure where I was going when I started, but I quite liked where I ended up !
Well the weather didn't disappoint this morning, I was really lucky as I travel really early so missed all the chaos, but some poor souls were stuck in traffic for hours. Having seen the weather report for the rest of the week if you don't have to travel then I would definitely stay at home ! Unfortunately, I will be one of the unlucky ones and will have to go out in it, wish me luck!
Thanks for looking


  1. beautiful card Sue, love how you made the note paper to look like it's been ripped.

    Don't drive - work from home!


  2. Oh my, I saw your card on the challenge site and didn't associate the name as being you! Doh! I should have realised as the card was so stylish!
    Super card, I remember writing many lines in my day! It was always the same thing 'I must not laugh in class'. Blinking miseries that they were! lol

    Keryn x

    Take good care in the terrible weather.

  3. An absolute brilliant take on the theme and very beautiful too!

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Trust you to notice the time on my clock!!! How was the travel?

  5. Wow, gorgeous card! love the ripped edges to the lines and the stack of books. Love all the detail on the background pieces too!
    Becki xxx


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