One Layer Teacher Thank You Card - with Fingerprints!

by Joanne James15. July 2014 22:24

No blog post yesterday and a late one today - so much going on at the moment as the end of the school year draws ever closer! I've been busy finishing commissions for teacher cards and gifts today and popped by the Less is More blog to see what the current challenge is, as I haven't managed to fit in the last couple due to other commitments. This week it's One Layer Challenge combined with a theme - and when I saw what it was I just had to have a go! Yes - it's doodle fingerprints:

I've made these with my children many times and we have a Christmas tradition of painting a plate with a picture made out of hand or fingerprints each year, but never thought I'd be using my Stampin' Up! inks to create a challenge card no less! Given that I've had teacher thank yous on my mind all week, I knew exactly what I wanted to make - a fingerprint caterpillar:

Isn't he cute?! I used one of the apple embellishments from the Project Life Playground kit as a stencil for my apple and had my first public attempt at colouring in with my Blendabilities (still more practice required!), then using Wild Wasabi ink fingerprinted my caterpillar book worm into place using Wild Wasabi ink. I doodled his face with my Project Life journaling pen and added a 'to my teacher' sentiment (from the retired set 'for my family').

Not the most time consuming of cards to be fair, but jolly good fun - I could have spent all afternoon doodling and fingerprinting, with so many ideas for more cards if only time allowed! This is also the kind of card you could easily create with little ones - great if they want to make their own teacher thank you cards.

That's me done for today; back tomorrow with my Design Team card for the Colour Me...! Challenge and the new Wednesday Weekly Deals. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Pauline Bird
Pauline BirdUnited Kingdom
7/15/2014 11:02:29 PM #

This is a fabulous card,  I love your fingerprint caterpillar, such a brilliant idea.
Pauline
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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:11:24 PM #

Thanks Pauline - I never thought I'd see the day when I stamped a card using fingerprints, but I guess there's a first time for everything!

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
7/16/2014 12:13:43 AM #

Superb and fun idea with the caterpillar
Thanks for inking up for the challenge
Sarah
Less is more

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:12:19 PM #

Thanks Sarah - once I started, I wanted to create lots of these cards - my head has been buzzing with doodled images all day! If only I had the time Smile

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Elaine
ElaineUnited Kingdom
7/16/2014 6:35:35 AM #

Cute caterpillar, super card.
Elaine

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:12:36 PM #

Thanks Elaine - glad you liked it!

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Anne
AnneUnited Kingdom
7/16/2014 7:26:27 AM #

What a fun teacher card Joanne, super design!
Thanks for getting inky with LIM this week
Anne
'Less is More'

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:13:12 PM #

Thanks Anne - this really was an inky affair - my fingers were green for hours afterwards, but such fun!!

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Cornelia (fun stamping)
Cornelia (fun stamping)United States
7/16/2014 2:34:29 PM #

So so cute - I was also thinking about a caterpillar, but then did something completely different.....

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:14:34 PM #

I know what you mean Cornelia - I went to make mine and having had a quick look over the gallery, went against a few of my first thoughts. I could have made lots more though - and the entries have been amazing, yours included!

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Julie B
Julie BUnited Kingdom
7/16/2014 5:11:36 PM #

This is so sweet, love the little specky eyes.
I'm sure the teacher will love it. Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:15:31 PM #

Thanks Julie - I might have to make another one of these as my children are now debating who gets to give it to their respective teacher - more green fingers!

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Sid
SidUnited Kingdom
7/17/2014 2:09:07 PM #

Great caterpillar !  Loving your card !

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:49:57 PM #

Thanks Sid - he is a fun character, isn't he?

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
7/17/2014 7:57:31 PM #

He looks fab Joanne!
I would have loved to have received a card like this when I was teaching!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:50:31 PM #

Thanks Chrissie - that's kind of you to say and I will definitely take that as a compliment!

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