Monday, September 3, 2012

School Notes

Here's my card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays school themed challenge.  I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch, flipped on its side, along with one of my favorite Our Craft Lounge stamp sets for the card.  My card also fits the current OCL back to school challenge.

I stamped the pencil image from the School Notes stamp set on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers, then cut it out and used foam tape to add it as an accent to a panel with the alphabet written out in cursive.  I was going to use the set's ABC and 123 stamps to stamp on a black cardstock panel, chalkboard style, but when I came across this paper, I knew it would be perfect! 

The "chalboard" panel is accented with a striped paper strip beneath it and a wide red grosgrain ribbon at the right side to add a little color to alongside the black.  Everything's arranged on a kraft card base.  I decided to leave off a sentiment for now, but might add one later on . . .

Materials Used:
School Notes stamp set (Our Craft Lounge); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Crumb Cake and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Six by Six-School Daze paper pad (My Mind's Eye); red grosgrain ribbon (Dollar Tree); foam tape


  1. Great card. Very crisp and clean, and I love the papers and colors you used. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. What a find with that handwritten alpha paper and the coloring of your pencil is fabulous! I love how you left off the sentiment for now. It will be perfect for your recipient later. Thanks for joining the fun this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Great card Lori! Love those papers and colors! Great job coloring the pencil! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Hi Lori,
    Love this sweet card! The paper and that adorable pencil!! SO much fun! I also think it is perfect for back to school, I am heading there tomorrow. I am a teacher and back I go!! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love your design! The coloring on the pencil is awesome...and the striped paper is the perfect touch of color! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Love your card! Just picked up the same paper pack last night! Can't wait to use it. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Love your card and these patterned papers too Lori.


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