Friday, May 10, 2013

Just Us Girls # 188 - Technique Challenge

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Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls challenge hosted by Tangii.  She has chosen a fabulous technique for this week's challenge:  Use white ink (or white pastel, chalk or pencil) on your project.

Since last week was an insanely busy week for me, I was unable to get a card done for the Verve Spotlight Hop showcasing this fabulous teacher set called Teachers Count, which was inspired by Diva Maureen (who is a teacher).  Thankfully today I had a bit of time and was able to make a card using it and what fun I had!!  Can't wait to ink it up again!   


I stamped the number image form the set in white ink to create the background on the kraft panel.  The Apple Die Set has two matching apple dies and apple stamps for those of you, who like me, are not into colouring.  I was once again giddy with glee using this fabulous polka dotted ribbon from the new Polka  Dot Basics ribbon pack - excuse me while I swoon LOL.  A bit of bling and a turned corner finished things off.
  
The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.  
 
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!  We have another busy one to work our way through but at least I'll get a teensy bit of a sleep in on Saturday -- gotta take what I can get right now :) 
 


 What's In It?  Stamps:  Teachers Count (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso, Kraft, Real Red, Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black, White Craft Ink (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:  Apple Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Polka Dotted Ribbon (Polka Dot Basics Ribbon from Verve), Bling, Dimesionals 

18 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Love the numbers in white on kraft! I think this set is really cool!

Lynn said...

Marisa, way to rock the new Verve. I love the background stamping. Hope this week starts to slow down for you!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just too cute Marisa. What a fun card to give a teacher at the end of the year. It's fabulous and I know it would be appreciated!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Vicki Dutcher said...

Isn't white on kraft so fun! Love the bg

JoAnn said...

Love your card and the new teacher stamp set. It is on its way to me. Yea!!!

Betty Wright said...

Fantastic design, Marisa! Love the stamped background!

Maureen said...

what a fun background! Love the "teacher" colours. I can't put this set down! So so fun!

Sharon Jones said...

There is going to be one lucky teacher to receive this gorgeous card, Marisa! Love the bg stamping and the entire card is so stunning!

Nancy said...

Love the stamped background! Fantastic job on the challenge, Marisa! Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

Kathleen said...

Absolutely LOVE the card! Beautiful job

Lisa Kind said...

Love your card Marisa! I being a teacher, I'm partial to it! Love how you used the white ink to create the big! Lovely!

Vickie Z said...

Fab sentiment ....good teachers are hard to come by!! Didn't realize the background numbers were that abstract..or did you do that....love it either way!!

Christina said...

Awesome stamped background, and I love the polka dot ribbon!

Vicki B. said...

this is awesome Marisa, love that theme and fun sentiment!!

Katina said...

Great card Marisa! Love the stamped background on the Kraft and a great sentiment too.
xx

Dawn Easton said...

OH what a wonderful sentiment! Love that apple!

Andrea Ewen said...

Aww, this is darling! I love the addition of the polka dot trim and the splashes of color! And look at you making your own background paper! You go, Diva! :)

Benzi said...

Super background and I LOVE the dotted ribbon.