Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday - Blackboard Stock Paper Teacher Card

Hey Friends,

Today, it's my turn to spotlight a product over on The Kraft Journal Blog which is hosted by The Kraft Outlet.  As you saw from the blog title, I am featuring Blackboard Stock Paper. I have used it on several projects before. 

When I think Blackboard, Teacher comes to mind. Teacher Appreciation week is coming up next week, so I thought I would share a card when the chalkboard technique is used.
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. I then added a top layer of Blackboard Stock Paper which I embossed with an ABC embossing folder. To get the "chalky" look, I used a paper towel and a pigment white ink pad and rubbed it across the panel. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the Thanks in Versa Mark Ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder. I followed by stamping it again in White Pigment ink slightly to heat set to give a chalk board effect. Last, I just used the paper towel again to smudge some ink onto the board. I took a white watercolor pencil and finished it of by drawing a few lines around the sentiment. 


The Easel was cut from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and then embossed in a woodgrain embossing folder to give a realistic feel. The same technique was used for the banner stamped for the year which are hung with Natural Hemp Cord. For a decorative touch, a tab created from Ruler Ribbon was used and anchored with a red button and treated with Natural Hemp Cord. I had a bit of red lace trim which I added to the top of the card to tie in a bit more color. 

I hope you enjoyed this card today using Blackboard Stock Paper.

Sharing at Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes, D.L. Art - April Linky Party.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

18 comments:

Faye said...

Tammy, this has got to be the most creative and cleverest thing I've seen today! I love your blackboard. What a wonderful thank you card!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the blackboard
super cute

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, now how fabulous is this?!! Wow, amazing project, Tammy! That blackboard stock paper is so fun, and absolutely perfect for a teacher appreciation card. I LOVE your design. The color scheme is awesome. Love the little tab with the button and LOVE your easel and clipboard. SO fab!
And thank you so much for your sweet comment this morning! You totally made me smile!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so sweet! It's got such a true 'school' feel to it, and you definitely nailed the chalkboard/blackboard theme. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the chalkboard!!!!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

I just love originality. Your card is definitely original. This card would be a blast for ANY teacher to receive. The easel, clip board, blackboard and not to forget the apple are classic. you even remembered the rulers in the T. What teacher would be without their ruller. 5 out 5 for this one. BRAVO.

Lisa said...

Awesome card!! I love the embossing and the chalkboard!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

How CUTE!!! I love the denim look and that adorable clipboard. TERRIFIC card Tammy!!

JD/ Jill said...

Fabulous teacher card! Like all the nest details...the easel, the colors all go perfectly together!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a perfect card for a teacher, love the embossed background and of course the chalkboard sentiment! I can't believe I've never tried the chalkboard technique but have always wanted to, your card has inspired me to give it a try :)

jessica said...

I just LOVE your card Tammy!! The chalkboard is awesome and all your embellishing is PERFECT!
Awesome job!

Diane Noble said...

Any teacher would be thrilled with this beautiful "thank you" and to know it was created by hand will make it a treasure. Thank you so much, Tammy, for sharing your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. You are always an important part of us!
Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' cool, Tammy! LOVE the embossed chalkboard look!

Stella said...

Fab way to use the blackboard theme. Your car dis a stunner; lobe the contrast you created with the use of the beautiful red border. The embossing technique you used for the background is gorgeous! XX

Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE this, and all the fabulous things you create. The blackboard is such a lovely product, and you ROCKED it! Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge this week.
Bless you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Jessi Fogan said...

I simply can't love this enough!!

Sue Lelli said...

DARLING with the clipboard, the notebook paper, and the easel!

VanessaB said...

awesome teacher card! love it.