Svitlana is here. This week is another theme week here at Studio Katia and this time we are celebrating Back to School!
I’m a big fan on chalkboard theme in general. And when it came to creating a school themed card of course my first thought was to create a chalkboard. Which would carry a sentiment.
To make a chalkboard piece I first cut a black cardstock panel.
As far as sentiment goes I wanted that part of it to be kind of written with a chalk, and another part is written with a finger onto a covered with chalk residue area. I used Teacher’s Apple Stamp Set to make the sentiment. For the first part it was simple – I just stamped it with white pigment ink. For the word teacher, which I intended to have written with finger, I first clear embossed it. Then I grabbed a paper towel, rubbed against a white ink pad, to get some ink onto the towel. And then I rubbed the panel with it transferring the white ink from the towel onto it. I rubbed in different directions to mimic the look of real chalkboard. And I especially paid attention around the word teacher, to rub more ink around it and make it more stood out. Next I ironed off clear embossing to remove the relief embossing creates.
I stamped, watercolored and cut out an apple using a stamp from the same stamp set and adhered it onto the chalkboard panel. I also stamped Kobi from Kobi The Birthday Bear Stamp Set and modified it a bit by adding a hat and nerdy glasses from Smarty Pants Stamp Set as well as mustaches from Teacher’s Apple Stamp Set. Fun fact – after adding mustaches it became looking more like a dog that a bear lol. Then I watercolored it as well and cut out using scissors.
I cut a couple more panels out of orange and yellow patterned paper and adhered all panels onto a white card base crooked one along another, then the Kobi was foam mounted in the right bottom corner and several enamel dots finishing off the card.
Hope you the idea and technique I shared here. Have a wonderful week!