In the spirit of the fall season our challenge for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is Back to School.
In some parts of the U.S. there are students who have already started back, here in Central Oregon we still have 3 more weeks of summer left. Join in the fun and create your own project that celebrates school starting and use your Retro Rubber that is more than a year old.
This card was quick to put together as the ideas came quickly! Working with an A2 sized white card I trimmed the corners. The base layer is a left over scrap of craft card stock trimmed to 4” x 5 ¼” and the corners are rounded. The card stock was embossed with Craftwell Teresa Collins’ Woodgrain Cottage and inked with Tsukineko StazOn Timber Brown.
Die Cuts With a View made a Blackboard stack a few years back, and I still have a few sheets in my stash. The Lawn Cuts Stitched Journaling Card die cut the chalkboard. I have two sets of school related images that I picked up about 5 or 6 years ago when my boys first came home. The images from TPSC Studio “ABC, and 1,2,3” and The Paper Company Studio Grade School “apple” are stamped in Tsukineko Versa Magic Cloud White and are heat embossed with white embossing powder. The images were colored with EK Success Zig Chalk Collection Writers in Yellow, Red, Green, and Blue. The TPSC “Back to School” is stamped in Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and the smiley face was colored with the Zig Chalk Yellow. The image is fussy cut to match the rounded corners of the card design. The card was assembled with the Back to School image mounted with dimensional foam adhesive. I pondered adding more embellishments but decided I really liked the simple design and let it be!
Please join us and create your own Back to School card or layout or project and link it up over at Retro Rubber. Just remember to use some unloved images and clue us in to how long they may have languished in your stash!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lawnscaping Challenge: Embossing--I used both pressure and heat embossing
Crafty Calendar Challenge Bingo: Die cut, kraft, and blue (coloring)