Sunday, August 18, 2013

Best Teacher Ever

Here’s my card for the current Fusion challenge. I was inspired by both the fun sketch and the chalkboard image in the inspiration photo. The result was this school themed design.

I used the “best teacher ever” sentiment from Verve’s Teachers Count stamp set as my focal image. It’s stamped in white ink and heat embossed on a gray panel. I used a white gel pen and a ruler to draw in a frame around the embossed text, then layered the panel on kraft and green mats before adhering it to the large kraft panel. I die cut and stamped an apple using the Teachers Count stamp set and matching dies. The apple and a green notch-ended strip are attached to the bottom right corner of the text panel. I used foam tape on the back of the apple for some dimension.

The kraft panel is adhered to a piece of apple green patterned paper from an older October Afternoon paper collection (I’m trying to use up some of my older stuff . . .). I matted the panel on green cardstock, then set it on a kraft card base.

Materials Used:
Teachers Count stamp set and Apples dies (Verve Stamps); Jelly Bean Green cardstock (Gina K Designs); Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko); white pigment ink (WPlus9); Smokey Shadow and Kraft cardstock (Gina K Designs); Night Light-Henry designer paper (October Afternoon); Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things); white gel pen (Ranger); white embossing powder (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Cool teachers card using the chalkboard technique Lori :)
    Thank you so much for joining in the fun @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

  2. SO sweet, Lori, and I love the vibrant colors you've used!!! So glad you could join us at FUSION!!!

  3. Great fusion !!! Love it !! :)) :))
    I'm playing along this week, but I only did the inspiration pic. You made it look easy girl !

  4. Great fusion take ... the teacher theme is a perfect fit!


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