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Monday, May 13, 2013

A Ray of Sunshine for a Teacher

The first Heart 2 Heart challenge of the month is to show appreciation to a teacher.  My daughter no longer goes to school, but she does go to a day program two mornings a week where they teach life skills.  To me showing appreciation is a heartfelt thank you note with specific examples of what makes them so wonderful, but what image should I use on a card?  Oh wait!  Papercraft Star is challenging us to let the sun shine in.  I got to thinking about how a good teacher is a ray of sunshine into the lives of children.  And the Rose Blossom Garden challenge is to use the "P" key on the Artiste cartridge which includes several medallions including one that has rays like the sun.  Got it!

I cut the medallion out of Colonial White cardstock and sponged on Buttercup, Sunset and Tulip.  When I began to scrunch it up, I realized that you can see the back side of the ends, so I unscrunched and sponged Sunset on the back.  The button is from the Colonial White Mini Medley which I colored with a Creme Brulee alcohol marker.  To make the bow I put a piece of Natural Hemp between a piece of plastic and my Sunset ink pad and pulled it through a few times.  The inside is blank with lots of room for my note.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Colonial White and Buttercup cardstock
Ink:  Buttercup, Sunset, and Tulip plus a Creme Brulee alcohol marker
Stamp:  Thank You
Embellishments:  Colonial White Mini Medley (retired), Natural Hemp


  1. Clean, simple, and oh so very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Rose Garden. Hope to see you again!

  2. Wonderful way to combine the challenges. Love how you created the sun using the medallion cut. Our particapents are some of the most creative crafters! Thank you for joining us at the Papercraft Star.

  3. Beautiful card, Hansi! You are a very talented lady! I always enjoy your artwork
    :) Marie

  4. Hansi, I so enjoy coming to see your work! This is a beautiful sun, and I am so glad that you shared that vision for this cut. You have inspired me!! Thank you for playing in the Rose Blossom garden!

  5. I love the ombre effect of your inking. Very creative!

  6. Oh my goodness, Hansi, I love this rosette! What a beautiful use of ombre! LOVE! :)

  7. Your rosette is stunning! I love your sponging....it's Amazing! Thanks for playing along in the Rose Blossom Garden!

  8. I really like how stunning this is. It is so clean and simple that it is PERFECT!. Thank you for playing along with us at Rose Blossom Challenge Blog.