Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Ants Go to School

This card was made for my regional library organization as a thank you. I'm on my county library board and the regional system went above and beyond to gain additional materials for our local libraries. Thank you is one of the simplest things to say, yet so often we fail to do so. I was happy to make a card to sent them from our Board to let them know our appreciation. I pulled inspiration from several great blogs to direct my creativity.
Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #120
Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 15 ~ Color Scheme
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Back to School
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Back to School
Doodle Pantry Challenge #16 ~ Use a DP Image
365 Cards Day 142 ~ Imagine This: Earth I don't have any 'earth' specific stamps so I went with an earthy feel in my colors and image.
365 Cards Day 172 ~ Vintage Plus Green Vintage is my downfall, I admit it; so a whole week of vintage challenges at 365 made me break out in hives. I'll try to slowly get through them. :o) I used what I consider vintage colors, albeit a tish drab.
Allsorts Challenge #120 ~ Flowers and Swirls
Truly Scrumptious Challenge #65 ~ Decorate the Inside of Card
My Creation
Image Detail
Colored with Copics and used a gold glitter pen for accents on the book and Glossy Accents over the ant bodies (doesn't show in the photo very well, but lovely in real life).
Ins and Outs ~ Book Ants Go to School
Stamps: Doodle Pantry Book Ants
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Mariposa
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Ants: N3, 5, 9; Books/Grass:E01, 50, 53,55; G40, 82, 85); Martha Stewart Glitter Pen (Gold, Red)
Accessories: EK Success Flourish Stickers, Paper Flowers, Glossy Accents


  1. Super cute! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation.
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

  2. A really lovely creation Cat and love the colours.

    Thank for for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck and really hope you join us again.

    B x

  3. Oh WOW!!
    This is so cute,
    And what a thoughtful way to say Thanks!!
    It is the little things that mean the most!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #16.

  4. Great card. Love the image :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck x

  5. This is fab, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Oh Wow! I love this! I would have never thought about this stamp with that color combo - girl I am so glad you did because I love it! This is such a fun stamp set and I'm so glad to see it! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry Challenge. Good luck and enjoy your free stamp set!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  7. Super ant card, love the flourishes and how you finished off the inside, really , really nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #16!

  8. Gorgeous card and fab image,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

  9. What a cute card!! I love the swirls and the ant and book's colourings. Thanks for playing along at Doodle Pantry's DPDC16 Challenge

  10. Great card hun love it thank you for joining us this week for our challenge at truly scrumptious

    Wendy DT TS

  11. Such a wonderful thing to do...I know they will appreciate your appreciation! Great job with the card, love the layout and your coloring on the image is wonderful. Thanks for joining us for Doodle Pantry Challenge 16. Hope to see you again.
    Patti DP/DT

  12. This is a fabulous card and the DP image so perfect for your library group. The coloring is amazing and the layout is terrific with the image too. Thanks for playing the Doodle Pantry challenge!

  13. This will be so appreciated! What an adorable card - love it!!! Thanks for participating in the Doodle Pantry Challenge #16!

  14. What a cute card. Love the cute image and sentiments. Thank you for playing along with us over at Truly Scrumptious, and good luck. Hope to see you at our next challenge as well
    Hugs, Anja


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