Friday, 19 August 2016

Back to school, thank you teacher cards

The Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is: make for the border with Memory box products.

I started with the speech bubble, I used the  Big word pop scalloped edge die from Memory box.
I got it as a gift from SSS in Diecember last year, how nice was that?  :-D
Then I used the Worn out stencil, also from Memory box to fill the bubble. 
I thought they could be all the ideas, speeches, homework etc.
My first attempt ended on my second card. I sponged Distress inks through the stencil (Peacock feathers, Twisted citron, shaded lilac and picked raspberry). Then covered it with Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste.

For the image  I used a new to me stampset from Simon Says Stamp (back to school), now I got it on sale, so it might be retired now, but similar stampsets are available across the industry.

I stamped the girl and sentiment onto Neenah solar white cardstock with Memento tuxedo black ink. Heat set it for a moment as we have the dampest day, just to be sure.

Colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers. As I was coloring her I really wanted red shoes and backpack, the jeans just made sense and to match it all up I used greens for the jacket.
It didn't really match the colors in the bubble anymore, especially as I would have to chop off the upper bit with the greens.

Whilst typing this I think I went for the colors on the girl subconciously, primary colors, primary school....I don't know but it makes sense ;-)

So I made another bubble with the same die and stencil, only sticking to more neutral tones (black soot and hickory smoke).

Added some Ranger enamel accents to match her clothes (classic cherry, electric lime and Caribbean coast)

For the colored one I used: Caribbean coast, electric lime and wild orchid.

Mounted the speech bubble panel with foamtape to the card.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this


  1. Oooh I like the enamel accents in these cards - especially against the black stencilling. I definitely think these will be on my wish list! Xx

  2. I like both versions of your design, Maaike! The little schoolgirl is entirely perfect for this time of year, and I love the beautiful colors on the 2nd card! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!