Hi and welcome to a post to announce the start of the latest challenge over at ATSM.
Here is my card for your inspiration
which is my take on this photo.
I saw the blackboard element and thought of an actual blackboard!
I usually make a thank you card for my Grandson to give to his teacher, so I decided to combine the two with this.
On a die cut panel of kraft card I stamped my SU hardwood stamp in Memento Desert Sand, then with a MFT pierced square stacked die cut the main panel away , then moved it down and cut away the bottom rectangle to make my blackboard surround. I repeated this second step with a black base card, using the kraft panel as a template. I then glued the kraft panel onto the black so that the back appeared in the aperture, trimming where necessary.
Using HLS's Simply Said, I stamped and embossed the greeting with white EP. The banner was made by folding some scraps of DP and using a MFT sentiment banner die to cut them out, the fishtail end of the die was placed away from the fold. These I then glued together over some twine to make the garland and attached it through a punched hole on both sides, knotting to stop it pulling back through. It also stops the card from sliding fully open so it sits up better! I added the 10/10 in a white gel pen then added some chalk dust with a white pastel pencil, rubbing gently to give a smudged look. The apple I drew and fussy cut before colouring with Copics and adding some Glossy Accents.
That's about it from me, please check out the rest of the team here and join us.
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I usually make thank you cards for my grandson and daughter at this time of year to give to teaching assistants and class teachers. I always appreciated those I used to get at the end of term.