Friday, September 13, 2013

CASual Friday #114 - Revisted

I have actually been making multiple school-themed cards this week and sharing them with the CASual Friday blog challenge. I'm attempting to make a little gift collection for a friend from church who is a teacher. Poor thing is working her can off getting her year started and I wanted to give her a "cheer up" gift.

Here is one of my "favorite" ones from the little set I'm attempting to create. (I'm not sure if two qualifies as a set YET.) The "set" is still a work in progress!

I was too lazy to white emboss the stamping on my black textured cardstock (It really does do great for the chalkboard look. I've read that on someone's blog somewhere -- textured black carstock!) I stamped the numbers up the side and the sentiment in white pigment ink a couple of times to make it darker and not panicking when they didn't line up to make the shadowy look that is so cool with the chalboarding right now. I also swiped the ink pad over the cardstock randomly to create the smeared/erased chalk look. I've not tried that yet (again read it on a blog somewhere) and I was tickled with the results. I LERVE learning new tricks from fellow crafters. 

I stamped and trimmed the apple and bus images from my CTMH School Is Here set. Matted everything on paper from the DCWV Everyday 6x6 stack school themed paper and finished it off with red twine from Doodlebug Design. 

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  1. Aww, this is too cute! The baker's twine finished the card off so perfectly! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

  2. I'm not sure there isn't a chalkboard card I don't like! I love the twine and this is such a cute project!! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  3. I've been too lazy to emboss myself so I completely understand..overall, I'm a pretty lazy crafter. :) Your card is adorable! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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