Saturday, 24 August 2013

School Thanks

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Christmas card.

Just Add Ink have a cool sketch challenge this week and the team at Friday Mashup have a sketch/school theme challenge.  I combined the sketch at JAI and the school theme at Friday Mashup to come up with this card:

My 11-year old is in his last year at primary school and he's got a great teacher this year. Mrs Patten loves technology so the kids get to use iPhones, iPads, iPods and laptops in class - all in the spirit of learning, of course!  In New Zealand, our school year is the calendar year, so I'm a few months early making this, but I wanted something to fit with the Friday Mashup challenge.

I went for a chalkboard look, so the eraser marks are meant to mimic the splatters in the sketch.  The strip of notepaper is from the Notebook DSP from a few years ago.  The arrows are from an old SU arrow punch and the die cuts are from the Naturally Serif die.  I used the new chalk marker to draw lines around the outside of the chalkboard.  Wow, that marker is smooth!  The A+ comes from the First Day set - such a cute set.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  First Day; Sassy Salutations
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana; Basic Black; Very Vanilla; Real Red; Notebook DSP
Ink:  Versamark; Coastal Cabana; Whisper White
Accessories:  Naturally Serif die; Arrow punch; 1 1/4" circle punch; 1 3/8" circle punch; Chalk Marker; Sponge; Whisper White Baker's Twine; White EP



Christine Blain said...

Karren, this is outstanding!! Love it to bits. The font of the 'thank you' looks so great with the die-cut letters. Fantastic take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Louise Sharp said...

I love when teachers get with the times! Technology is such a good way to connect with kids. Lucky Mrs P for when she gets your fabulous card. I love the chalkboard pencil lines around the outside and give you an A+ !! LOL xx
Louise - JAI Design Team

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

I really love this card Karren and have played with chalkboard technique too. So fitting with the school theme of the combined challenges and you're one step readier for end of year. My daughter is also in her final year of primary school. Quite sad that they grow up so quickly. Thanks for playing at JAI this week. Carolyn x

fun stamping said...

Great card, Karren - Love your subtle chalkboard technique! Thanks for visiting my blog today and your nice comment!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card, love the colors and the chalkboard look!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Nikki Spencer said...

Cute, Fun & clever Karren! Great use of the sketch and such a lovely idea, l'm sure the effort will be appreciated. Thanks for joining us at at JAI.

KimB said...

This is a great card Karren, your sons teacher will love it! Love how the twine bow and arrows draw your eye all round the design! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

Love card - and such a nice idea to thank the Teacher. They do such great work for our kids. Chantell JAI

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Super cute! I love the colours you have used and the chalkboard technique! Great use of the arrows :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Lili said...

Such a great card! I do like the chalkboard effect, and the way you use all the school elements. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Amy White said...

Fab card! Love the chalkboard theme with the pops of colour! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Holly said...

This came out very cute.. I love the fun colors you used with the chalkboard background. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.