Sunday, July 20, 2014

Best Teacher Ever

Here's my card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge.  I combined the sketch with this month's "Inside Out" Diva Dare challenge.

Best Teacher Ever card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I used the colors and patterns in the inspiration photo provided with the sketch as my starting point.  I picked out pieces of aqua cardstock (to match the caddy in the photo) and striped yellow patterned paper (to match the striped straws in the mason jars) to layer over a panel of grid patterned aqua paper.  Instead of using a fancy border strip, I ran a strip of narrow red grid patterned tape along the top edge of the aqua cardstock, tucking the edges underneath the panel. 

I topped the panels with a kraft fishtail flag strip and a gray circle heat embossed chalkboard-style with the "best teacher ever" sentiment from Verve's Teachers Count set.  The sentiment panel is accented with a stamped apple that I die cut with Verve's matching apple dies

For the "inside out" part of the challenge, I continued with the apple motif inside.  I stamped another apple image directly on the inside of the card, then added a thank you sentiment next to it.

Materials Used:
Teachers Count stamp set and Apple dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Love Letter, Pear Tart, and Weding Dress inks (Tsukineko); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Steel Grey cardstock, Die-namics Fishtail Flag Layers Stax dies (My Favorite Things); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Now and Then-Milo 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); circle die (Spellbinders); white embossing powder (Michaels); red grid tape (Little B); foam tape


  1. Lvoe the clean lines and how you used that set. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare.

  2. So cool! Love the papers and your chalkboard sentiment.

  3. Yay! I LOVE Teachers count and this will bring a smile to a wonderful educator :) thanks for playing!


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