Wednesday 24 August 2016

Back to School Mini Series | Part 4

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

As you may have noticed I'm in love with the Class Act stamp set from MFT, and to be perfectly honest the vast majority of my Back to School cards are made with it. But today, I wanted to step away from that one for a quick minute and use a couple sets from CTMH.

I love the simplicity of this card while still being visually appealing. Clean and simple at it's finest. This card was so super fun to make, and it turned out better than I even imagined it would.

To begin, I cut down a piece of cardstock to 4x5 1/4". Using the MISTI I stamped the page lines from CTMH's "Teacher Appreciation" stamp set using Lawn Fawn's Mermaid ink. I then used the Cranberry ink to create the vertical margin lines for the paper.

The greeting is stamped using CTMH's Classroom Alphabet stamp set, I started with the "to" and found that when the stamps were put on the block together it left too much space between the letters, so the remaining works are stamped one letter at a time. Which really isn't as bad as it sounds. It really gives a new appreciation for those old fashioned typeset machines where they would create entire books by placing the metal stamps. If you haven't even seen one of these, you should Google it. They are crazy.

I used a boarder punch to add the notebook edge along the left of the paper, I love how it makes it look as though it were torn right from a book. I'm not really one for punches (anymore...) but this one certainly comes in handy. I didn't add any adhesive behind the little tabs and roughly lifted them with my fingers so it would look a bit more shabby.

I was going to leave it there. But I'm me. And I can't do stuff like that. I can't just stop when it would be reasonable to do so. Soooo, I stamped an apple from the MFT "Class Act" set and coloured it with Copics, fussy cut it out, and glued it in the corner. Just for a pop of colour. There is an apple in the "Teacher Appreciation" set, but it is solid and I like to colour things.

I then adhered the panel at an angle on to a standard A2 sized card base made from Kraft paper.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. Don't forget to follow me over on the right sidebar so you don't miss out on future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think. Always love to hear from you.

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