Saturday, December 4, 2010

Twisted Card #035 "Alphabet"

The first time I saw this sketch & twist, I new right away what I wanted to do. The first thought in my head was the contagious Jackson 5 song, ABC. (You know you gotta love some Michael Jackson!) When I started thinking about the lyrics, I thought it was an absolutely perfect sentiment for an elementary school teacher! Teacher's Appreciation is in the early Spring, and I think this card has my son's 1st Grade Teacher written all over it. : ) So the outside is "ABC easy as 123" and the inside reads "or simple as DO RE MI." Then I modified the song lyrics just a bit and had Jack handwrite, "I'm so glad, you teach me!"

As for materials, I used lots of yummy new products....Pink Paislee's weathered wood alpha chipboard in cotton & scarlet, Webster's Pages' silver tinsel, KI Memories' School Days patterned paper & star lace cardstock, Fiskar's upper crest punch, Jenni Bowlin's chalkboard alpha in black, lots of foam squares, & kraft/black cardstock for the base. Other fun items I incorporated were red/white baker's twine, white crayon, red dymo tape & part of an old yellow measuring tape!
To see the actual sketch and other spectacular interpretations, please visit http://www.twistedsketches.com/. Come on, sing it with me now.... ABC, easy as 123, or simple as DO RE MI, ABC, 123 baby you and me....

9 comments:

Brenda said...

your card is just so cute and clever! I love all the different textures you used and also that your son finished off the rhyme inside with his sentiment. Very cool!

Valerie said...

First of all, that is one of my favorite songs....secondly...this card is spectacular Amy!!! You stitched a sentiment with baker's twine? How can I not be in love with that? I'm so going to try that but I doubt I will be able to make it as perfect as yours. Love all your elements here - a masterpiece!!

Beata said...

I loved your card the instant I saw it and couldn't wait until you put it here to tell you that:) such a clever idea!

Nancy said...

Absolutely DAZZLING! you ROCKED this challenge sista! literally! :)

gladyschia2010 said...

Oh I love the dimension of the card! The stitching os beautiful!

Jingle said...

This is a great card! I love the tinsel!

lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
That card is fab! Love your arty blog x

Andrea Amu said...

I just love this card, and I think it's extra special with Jack's own personal touch!

Sandy Ang said...

I really love this card. The colours speak to me - red,black,kraft and the unexpected yellow. And how clever to use the bakers' twine to spell out the message!