Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teachers Live Forever in the Hearts They Touch

Here's the next installment in my Teacher Appreciation Week series.  This card was created using May's first Viva la Verve sketch and Verve's Teachers Count stamp set.

Teachers Live Forever in the Hearts They Touch card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve StampsI started off by using the set's number block stamp to make my own chalkboard inspired patterned paper.  After repeatedly stamping the image in white pigment ink on a dark gray panel, I heat embossed the images in white.  The finished panel was adhered to the left side of a kraft cardstock panel.  I wrapped the panel with a piece of red gingham ribbon from my scrap pile, then added a small block of letter patterned paper to the right side of the card over the ribbon.

I stamped the teacher sentiment in black ink on a cream panel, then used Copic markers to add color to the heart image.  After matting the sentiment on contrasting red paper, I added it over the other panels.  The finished panel was adhered to an easy to write on cream card base.

Materials Used:
Teachers Count stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Poppy Parade cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Something Wonderful 6x6 paper pad (Teresa Collins); Snow embossing powder (Michaels); red gingham ribbon (Creative Impressions)


  1. I didn't realize that wasn't patterned paper until I read the post. It's awesome! What a great card!

  2. This is fabulous, Lori! Sure to make any teacher smile! XX

  3. This is absolutely fabulous, Lori!


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