Friday, August 20, 2021

New Chapter


It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list.

Since the Inspiration List is a mix of elements related to the festivity, the creator has the choice to make something for that festivity, or to ignore the festivity all together and create something just using three (or more) elements on the list.

Today's festivities are in celebration of International Literacy Day, which takes place September 8th. The challenge runs from August 20th to August 31st.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the celebration theme. Literacy is a subject that is near and  dear to my heart. The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. 

To create my card, I die cut a piece of 80# white card stock with the Hero ArtsBook Window Fancy Die, and colored the books with Copics. I masked the books and stenciled the background with a stencil from Art-c. I wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the panel on the left side to go along with the ribbon book marks in the die cut. I popped that panel up and mounted it on a kraft card base on which I had stamped my sentiment in black and clear heat embossed. I used book, stencil and ribbon from the inspo list. 

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

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Melva Peters said...

What a great card Stephanie!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Stephanie, what a great technique you used to make your book frame. (I had to read and think a bit to figure it out!) Love the bright colors and the perfect sentiment.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

You amaze me! You always seem the have just the right thing for the challenge. Love the books, coloring, cutout and the stencil. Lovely card.

I Card Everyone said...

Well, Teach, I can't think of a more appropriate theme for you! What a fantastic stamp/die, Stephanie! I don't think I've ever seen it before! You've colored it perfectly!
Here we are at the end of Summer already - goes to show you time flies even when we're NOT having fun! I'm just going to start hoping for your visit NEXT Summer if you don't mind? xx

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Stephanie! This book frame is awesome. I love how you colored the books and stenciled the background. It's the perfect card for this challenge. Regardless of the occasion, your cards are always amazing! Have a wonderful week!

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely fabulous, Stephanie ! This die is beautiful and I love how you coloured all the books. Great design too and beautiful sentiment... Would be perfect for my son who is going to start a new life in Paris for his study ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at DoTMCC.

Rosmarie said...

What an imaginative and gorgeous frame!! Those books look great, as well as your card! Thank you so much for playing along with DotMCC. And now it's time for voting... 😉 Rosi x