We continue our Back to School Theme Week and even have a special SALE for you today as well. Make sure to read to the end to not miss a special discount code. It’s Liliuska’s turn to bring you some more school inspiration.
Since male cards are the tricky ones usually, I decided to make couple cards for male teachers. I hope you will find these helpful and fun to recreate. 😉
I picked blue and black cardstock for my cards, as I like to create pair. This way I can always play around my idea and have two slightly different cards while I already have all the stamps out anyway. I made two card bases and die cut two panels out both sheets of cardstock.
I started with blue panel. I grabbed a dark shade of blue ink and stamped one row with pencil stamp. I stamped the same row on masking paper to make a mask and covered the bottom row. Next I stamped two more rows, stamping one pencil higher than the rest to make it stand out. For that pencil I stamped eyes, glasses and moustache. I also decided to colour it with pencils to make it pop even more. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and embossed it with clear embossing with some glitter, just for fun. I also masked the very edge of the panel and added white shades with white ink. For this I like to use my fingers instead of sponges. I use daubers and sponges for all colours of ink except for white. I guess I feel I can control the process a little better.
Now is the turn to work on my card base. Since I picked black base for this it had to remind blackboard. I grabbed two small images and stamped them alternatively, making a pattern. Once stamped images were dry I shaded all the edges with white ink. I adhered blue panel to the base using foam tape to add some dimension.
For the second card I picked black panel and played around the blackboard theme as well. This time I also stamped pencil image multiple times, only now I decided to stamp top part of the panel. To make one of the pencils stand out I heat embossed with white embossing powder, and did the same with the sentiment and a little cup holder. All other pencils were simply stamped with white ink. I also added some shading on the panel edges using white ink and added a bit of detail to the embossed pencil with white pencil. This panel I adhered to the blue base using double-sided tape. 🙂
I had lots of fun playing with these stamps and hope you were inspired by my idea!
Have a wonderful weekend!
With the special SALE we have this weekend you can stock up not only on stamps to make back to school cards, but any stamps, dies and embellishments you have on your wish list! Use coupon code SCHOOL at checkout to save 25% store-wide.
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