Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Male Teacher Card

I created a masculine teacher card for my seventh grader's homeroom teacher who is their Science teacher as well. I am using the Perfect Chemistry stamp set by Your Next Stamp. I also created this card to join their blog's current challenge.

I stamped the professor image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar white cardstock. I colored the image using Copic markers, and using Prismacolor pencils for detailing. I used a black Sakura Glaze pen for the boots. I used a white Sakura Gelly roll to add details on the tie. I applied Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyeglasses. I fuzzy cut the image leaving a small white border around hte image.

The chalkboard is a paper from Echo Park. I stamped the sentiment from the Perfect Chemistry stamp set on this using Versamark ink, embossed with white powder. I re-stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink slightly offsetting it. Using a cloth, I rubbed some white pigment ink on the chalkboard. I set this aside to dry.

For the chalkboard border, I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo on Strathmore Bristol paper. I spritz water onto this and heat set it, repeating this process a couple of times until I achieve the look I am going for. I prepared this blended panel with anti-static powder. I stamped Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrop using Versafine Onyx black ink. I embossed this using clear powder. I cut this into strips and adhered it to the edges of the green chalkboard paper.

I embossed a yellow cardstock with Cuttlebug Typeset embossing folder. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey on this to make the embossed letters pop out.

For the banner, I selectively stamped the element stamp on red cardstock using Versamark ink. I heat embossed this using clear powder. I cut this and used a square punch to add fishtails to the bottom.

To assemble the card, I die cut a 6x6 patterned paper from the Jillybean Soup Country Chowder paper pad using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant Peek-A-Frame Creative Cuts. I ink the edges of the paper using Tim Holts Distress Tea Dye ink. I adhered this to a top folding A2 note card. I adhered the yellow embossed cardstock to the left. I adhered the chalkboard to the right using foam adhesive. I adhered the professor next using foam adhesive as well, doubling it on some areas. I adhered the banner on the top with a We R Memory Keepers twine.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day.

Maria Giselle

I am sharing this creation at

I challenged myself to create a card using the sketch and the color combo. I had fun designing and creating!