Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Lessons Resume at the Schoolhouse

Even though we are still amidst the summer months, there is a definite crispness in the air today, reminding us that autumn draws nigh. That means it is time for summer romances and carefree play to come to a close as the children return to their lessons. I do not have any offspring to prepare for this, but my husband is an instructor and he will be returning to the schoolhouse in a couple of weeks. As such, I created a card for him to congratulate him on his new teaching position he was awarded this year.

I used Wednesday from the Greeting Farm because her outfit has always reminded me of a school uniform. I wasn't too pleased with the colouring, but at least it's practice which earned me +89 pencil exp points. The background paper is some school themed chalkboard sketchy paper that I've had in my stash FOREVER and decided would be perfect for this. I also cracked open the package of "Smash Stickies" that I bought a long time ago and have never used to peel off a sticky with the scissors picture to add in the background. 

I cut the books and apple from Hello Kitty Greetings. I tried glossy accents on the apple, but it really didn't turn out too well. I'm not 100% sure if I'm using that stuff properly. It seems really hard to spread out evenly. I think I need to use more of it because some parts of the apple didn't have any on it. That did earn me +90 exp points for trying something new.

The chalk board was just black card stock and some "wood grain" patterned paper I cut into strips. Then I wrote on it with the white picket fence Distress Marker. I also made another chalkboard for the inside.
This I stamped with white ink. I made the card "attitudey" because the school my husband will be teaching at this year has a lot of problem kids with not only bad home situations, but learning disabilities too. It will definitely be a challenge.

Speaking of challenges...this card will be entered into the following:

Farm Fresh Friday (TGF): Back to School
Shopping Our Stash #64: Technique Time - Try something new or revisit an oldie (the glossy accent on the apple which didn't turn out super great *shudder*)
Use It Tuesday #37: All About School (background paper and "Smash Stickies")
Cricut Cardz Challenge #113: School's Cool

As excited as my husband is to go back to school, he did purchase himself some new fire-branded armor from the smithy to give him +50 defense points against these kids...he's going to need it.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Ang said...

AWESOME card!! I love this one!:)

cindyann said...

I have never seen a card that looks anything like this cutie! And I review paper crafting magazines and blogs daily. This card is really special ;)
And good luck to your hubby!

Stephanie U said...

What a fun card! Thanks for breaking into your stash and playing along with Use It Tuesday.

Deena said...

this card is fantastic...love the books and your Wednesday image...you are right about the crystal effects...it needs to be a thick coating and takes a while to dry...but then it will be a thick glaze on the apple...don't spread it thin or it loses the effect!!! Thanks for joining in the forgotten technique challenge at Shopping our Stash this week!

Cathy Clouston said...

I love all of the elements in this card, especially the sentiment inside. So cute!

Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!! :)

eva said...

so cool! love the bright colors against the dark! good luck with the challenge!

Carla said...

Love the TGF image. Your details are great! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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