Friday, 21 July 2017

String Theory - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It's the turn of the very talented creator of Daring Cardmakers, Kathy's turn to set the Challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers this week.  The Challenge is to incorporate string in whatever way, shape or form you please.  You can see what my fellow DT members have come up with HERE and I hope you'll have a go too!

I love using string or twine on my creations as it's a way of adding texture and interest.  This time, I've combined it with a button from my stash, threading the twine through it.  I've used papers from a pad I bought last year and kept the design simple so the wording stands out.


This was a special teacher card, although I believe all teachers are special and that teaching truly is a work of heart.  My Mum was a Primary School teacher and to this day whenever she meets her ex students they will come and speak to her, introducing her to their children and grandchildren even though sometimes it's been over 50 years since she taught them.  I love hearing the stories they tell and looking at the black and white photos of her with her classes through the years.

Enjoy your weekend!
Shabneez

Products used:
Echo Park - Teacher's Pet paper pad
Clearly Besotted Stamp Set
Dovecraft Twine
Sizzix Circle Dies
Stix 2 Anything Adhesives
Everything else from my stash


23 comments:

Janet Packer said...

Great card Shabneez, love how you've used the string/twine. x

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Shabneez
Gr Karin

Angelnorth said...

My mum was a primary school teacher too - lovely that yours still sees her old pupils! This is a lovely, bright and cheerful design and the personalisation is sure to be a winner - great job, Shabneez!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning bright cheerful card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Enfys said...

What a super personal card, love it! X

Laine said...

Such a clever card Shabneez. Love the construction and detail.
Laine
xx

Kate M said...

Super card - Teacher will treasure this for sure - the sentiment is beautiful!
xx

Rose Andrew said...

Super cute card .. love the idea of twine going through button ..! Beautiful sentiment!
Hugs Rose xxxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely papers on your card today

Jennifer Kray said...

Teachers certainly are specialvabd your card is gorgeous. The colours are bright and cheery and the yellow really pops. x

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous card Shabneez. I love all the layers and the clever way you incorporated the string. Cathy x

ALI said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and layering.

Kathy said...

Oh I love this idea Shabneez. What a great way to add a button too! It's such a lovely, cheerful card.

Actually, the DCM wasn't my idea, but I was one of the founder members (ie been around a lonnnnng time) of the team. hahaha

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Shabneez. I love your design and pretty papers. Such a clever way to incorporate string too!
Janice x

Andree said...

A wonderful card Shabneez. Gorgeous papers and a fabulous way to use the string - it ties it all together nicely, hehe xx

Brawny said...

A great card Shabneez. X

Alizabethy said...

What a funky card to give a teacher!

Sylvia Escreet Harris said...

Super card. Sylvia x

Dawn said...

Lovely teacher thank you and a great way to use the twine. Fabulous. x

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Shabneez and a really good design. Something for the teacher to treasure. Janice xx

D Patterson said...

Lovely card very fresh and colourful great design x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

such a lovely teacher card