Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fusion: Back to School

 
We're so happy to be back at Fusion after a fabulous summer break. Be prepared to be inspired by the fabulous photo inspiration/sketch and the cards from the design team. This challenge was the perfect one for me to pull out my Frantic Stamper dies.  
As my kids head back to school I thought it would be the perfect time to get some teacher thank you cards made for my stash. I pulled out two sets of dies and markets to get to work on making a couple of clean and simple thank you cards. For the first card, I die cut the pencil dies three times coloring the pencils in different colors. I tied them together with a touch of twine to give them a bit more symmetry on the card. Finished off the card with a simple thanks sentiment.

For my second card, I had fun coloring the apple with water color pens. To add a touch of color I put a small strip of rainbow striped paper to finish it off. I love how the water color on the apple provides a sense of texture to the design.

These cards will likely get put to quick use!

FRA-Die-09591  Teacher's Apple
FRA-Die-09592  Pencil


PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

WinnersWill be chosen by all of our teammates in two weeks! We each will choose one favourite! The winners will be announced at 4am (PST) in two weeks!! Please check the linky for the days left to play with us!  Pop on over to Fusion to play!

22 comments:

~amy~ said...

Both cards are fabulous...love the bright colors!

Julia Aston said...

Two fun teacher designs Lynn - love the pencils tied together and the big apple! Julia xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Wonderful cards, Lynn! Love that big apple and bright colors!

Jennifer K said...

Perfect teacher cards! Love how simple and vibrant they are.

Virginia Lu said...

Awesome Back-to-school inspiration, Lynn! The pencil design is so colorful and spot on! Love the apple goodness with the white background!! Hope you have a lovely day!

sandie said...

You are rocking these water colour pencils. I adore the CAS and colourful look of your first card x

Jeanne J said...

Lynn this is so clean and cute! The pencils tied with a bow is the perfect little touch! Love the primary colors too!

Lisa said...

Cute cards Lynn!! I love the little trio of pencils!!

Michelle said...

Love these cards, Lynn! My stash of teacher cards is low, also. I need to make at least 10 of them in the next 10 weeks.

I Card Everyone said...

A+ cards, Lynn!
=]

Maureen said...

My teacher heart just loves these! We're back at it on Tuesday although I've been in for 2 weeks…it's all coming together!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I loooooooooove that pencil card-- -what a fun design with the three pencils tied together! Simple and FABULOUS! And your apple--- it looks good enough to eat! Now I'm wanting an apple snack:)

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous back to school cards Lynn - LOVE your pencils!!!

Marisa said...

Adore the pencils with the bow around them!! Great apple too.

Anita in France said...

Fun, colourful and deliciously CAS, Lynn ... these are both so fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun pencils and the texture of the twine.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Fantastic card!!! Loving those pencils!!

Deanne :)

Jen W. said...

The twine around the pencils is a perfect touch and I love the fun addition of the rainbow stripes to the second card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your CAS style Lynn!

Bobby said...

Love the little pencils, Lynn. I just got a pencil die from PTI so I may have to make a card if there's time left. I love your big red apple, too.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

perfect, cute, love them both Lynn!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

perfect, cute, love them both Lynn!