Lesley prepared another awesome sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches. While the sketch is a square card, you can choose to either make one of those or do what I did and go with a traditional A2 card. That's the fun part of sketch challenges; you can use them as a starting point and see where your card takes you. :)
School started back the week I was working on my card and it just so happened that Greeting Card Kids was in the order that I received that week. Naturally I had to do a school inspired card! I did go back and pull out a retired apple stamp because teachers need apples. I can hear all you teachers groaning over that; I bet you have quite an amazing apple collection. :o) I decided to go all in with my school theme and try to make my background layer look like a chalkboard. I don't think schools even have those though; it's all dry erase and smart boards now. I guess the kids are lucky; the bad ones always had to go beat the chalk out of the erasers back in my day. I can only imagine what that would do to my allergies...
I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you'll join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I can't wait to see what you create!
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Apple Blossoms, A to Z
Ink: Whisper White craft ink, Staz-On Black, Stampin' Write Markers: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools/Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Baja Breeze seam binding, circle punches
I actually made this card first, but I thought it was too dark. Switching the Baja Breeze and the Cherry Cobbler really added a brighter, cheerier feel to it and I like that one much better. Don't be discouraged if your first attempt at a card doesn't turn out; study it, figure out what you don't like about it, and change it for the next version! Sometimes taking a picture and looking at it on the computer screen will inspire me to go back and add or change something as well.