Here's one of the hardest OWH sketches for me, #101. I'm not good with lots of fussy bits like these pennants. Thankfully, I had the idea to use glue dots on the backs of the pennants instead of ATG and it was easier than I expected. I used My Mind's Eye paper that I picked up over the weekend at AC Moore for $2 with a coupon. I'm loving the size of the patterns on 6x6 paper - so much better suited for cards than most 12x12 papers. I also felt it was easier to attach the pennants with brads in the corners instead of having string go all the way across.
This card isn't for OWH. (They don't want retirement cards since it's an uncommon event and thinking of you or blank would work fine.) One of my beloved coworkers is retiring after 41 years of teaching. She's a legend and an inspiration. She's teaching grandchildren of her original students at this point! I've so enjoyed getting to know her over the past four years and I will sorely miss her next school year. Anyway, she's into vintage quilts, so I chose a set of papers that reminded me of vintage fabrics.
Papers by MME. Sentiment stamp by Studio G. Punches by Fiskars (triangles) and EK Success (label). I distressed the sentiment with Antique Linen. The other pieces are distressed with the Tim Holtz tool. Brads by Colorbok.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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