Monday, June 15, 2015

Mojo Monday 402-Teachers Count

Teachers Count card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
Today's a big day for me.  I'm making my debut as part of the Mojo Monday design team and it's the last day of the school year!  This was my first year back in the classroom after an over 10 year stint in a non-classroom position in the central office, so it was quite a change for me.  Today I'll be saying goodbye to 16 kindergarten students and sending them off to first grade. They've come such a long way this year and we've become a "school family."  It warms my heart to hear them talk about how we are a family and families treat each other kindly and take care of each other.  That might just be even more important than the reading, writing, and math I've taught them this year!  With all of that weighing on my mind, I knew I had to create a teacher themed card to share today and Verve's Teachers Count set was perfect for what I had in mind.

I started out by cutting a large circle from a piece of apple green letter patterned paper.  The circle was adhered to a kraft panel and trimmed, then  topped with narrow strips of green cardstock and yellow ruler patterned washi tape.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the Teachers Count set in white pigment ink on a gray circle, then heat embossed it so it would really stand out. I added it to the card, overlapping the patterned paper circle.

Instead of using one more circle element, I stamped and die cut two apples with the help of my MISTI.  They were added to the card using foam tape.  The finished panel was layered on a red card base.

Hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog for more inspiration from the design team and to add your own take on this week's sketch!

 Materials Used:
Teachers Count stamp set, Apples dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Lady Bug, Pear Tart, and Wedding Dress inks, Memento Rich Cocoa marker (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Green Galore cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); circle die (Spellbinders); stitched circle die (Lil' Inker Designs); Recollections Snow embossing powder, yellow ruler washi tape (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Great teacher card with a true sentiment. Your first Mojo Monday DT post looks awesome!

  2. Sweet card! Glad you had a good year back in the classroom! Congrats on your new design gig!

  3. Perfect set to use for this card. Yeah for the end of the school year and summer vacation LOL! Have lots of teacher friends so know the drill well ;) Welcome to the team!

  4. Cute teacher card, like that you used cherries and not an apple!

  5. Love this, Lori! The blackboard feel for the sentiment with the apples in front is the perfect look.

  6. Perfect teacher card! Welcome to the Design Team1

  7. Lori, this sentiment is so perfect for what you have accomplished as a K teacher this past year! Love how you used this Verve set! Beautiful card!


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