My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to School

Hi Everyone,

Well, my youngest niece is moving in this weekend to her dorm for her freshman year in college, so I decided to get a jump on the card that will be in her care package.  Now I just need to get stuff for the actual package :)

This Teacher Tools image from DRS Designs with its elementary school look was a great throwback image for the card today.  I chose primary colors for the color palette, which echos the theme of the stamp itself and the Lines O Plenty made a great textured background. Since I liked the apple in the image, I chose to do the spotlight technique, and really highlighted it by adding some Stickles.

I completed it with the Vertical Thinking of You stamped in black.

Would you like a chance at winning a voucher to the DRS Designs store?  They are the sponsor this week at Card Patterns, and all you have to do it link up your card using the sketch below for your chance to win.

Need some inspiration to get started?  Stop by the DRS Designs Blog and see my card using this sketch!

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Sentimental Sundays-Back to School
All Sorts-Back to School
Fairy Tale-Back to School
Poodles Parlour-Anything Goes
Show and Tell-Anything Goes
Stamp Something-Back to School
Stempelsonnen-The Fruit is Ripe
Totally Papercrafts-Back to School
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes
Digi Doodle-Anything Goes
Paper Play-Back to School
Sassy Studio-Back to School
Stamp Insanity-Back to School
Paper Issues-Learning Curve

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up!, Punch: EK Success, Markers: Copic, Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, Gems from my supplies.


Jennifer E. said...

I remember being away at college and getting a care package always made my day! She'll love it!

Dreja said...


Dankeschön für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is such a cute card.
Thank you so much for participating in Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

TannyP said...

Oh Karin! You're so thoughtful - she's going to love this! I love the spotlighting you've done of that super delish looking apple. Fabulous card, my friend!

Anonymous said...

What a special card for your niece - LOVE the spotlight technique you used, it really highlights the image. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us during our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Aud Sentiments!

Sara said...

Love it! thanks for playing along with SSD!

Margo said...

Very neat card !

Bianca said...

Thats so lovely! What a fab idea to just colorate in the circle! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

pinky said...

I love it Karin and its a great idea to give her a care package. My baby heads off to Uni on the 17th September:(

dj1952 said...

Great card! You did an awesome job with your spotlighting. The card should be cherished forever. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

papertrails leaver said...

Oh how cute! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck! :-) Amy

Amanda R said...

Great card Karin! Nice bright colors and great layout. Hope your niece enjoys it!

Cheryl said...

Karin, this is a really cute card! I love how you used the spotlight technique.

Thank you for joining our “Back to School” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

** Stop by my blog to check out my Halloween blog candy!**

Lindsey said...

Perfect way to use the spotlight technique! What a fun card.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous and your niece is going to love it, Karin! I love the sparkly apple spotlighting. I still need to try this technique!

Tina said...

Gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

Seija said...

It's a gorgeous card, lovely colours!
Thank you for joining us at Stempelsonnenchalleng!
Xoxo Michi

Monica said...

Hi Karin,
I love his card - so sweet! and the spotlight makes it look so interesting.

The apple looks lovely with stickles - almost edible.

xxx Monica

Julie M said...

Cool card, Karin - the spotlight technique works so well with that image - lovely primary colours too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, love the spotlighting on it! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Anonymous said...

Great colours.The technique is perfect for showing off your sparkly apple.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Fleur said...

A great card.
Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Samantha said...

Love your card Karin. That's one lucky niece you've got there!

Crafting Misfit said...

this is great. I love how you put the "spiral edge" on it!

Thanks for linking up to my show and tell! Remember, every Friday at
my Website we do it again!

"Crafting Misfit"

Claire said...

What a fun card, love the way you've used the spotlight technique. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Unknown said...

This is so cute... I love the spotlight technique you used. Very effective for this card. :) Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Back to
School Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


Christy said...

This is sooo totally great!!!!

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