Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - School Year




Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. Our group of 22 stampers are featuring the August Stamp of the Month, School Year. You may have come from Brenda Lapp.  If so, you're on the right path. To see the entire list of participating bloggers, visit Melinda Everitt's blog here. 


As a retired teacher, I know that people like to give teachers a note of appreciation or encouragement at the beginning or the end of school. I thought that the Atlantic  Hearts Sketch #223  was perfect for a school-related card. I used Cricut Artbooking, a new CTMH word die, and an embossing folder for my card.



Sometimes I want a different sentiment than the one in a stamp set so I have a quick trick for using elements from two different sentiments. You can see them here on the stamp set:





My easy trick is to use scotch tape to (1)cover the parts I don't want, (2)ink the stamp, (3)pull off the tape, and (4)stamp on the paper. I keep a heavy office tape dispenser on my work area so that the process is quick and easy.



Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to see the next creation on  Brandi Robinson's blog.

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe (all CTMH supplies):
Paper - newest Adventure Fundamentals (Fern Alphabet), Ruby, Goldrush, Black, White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamp of the Month
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Markers - ShinHan Touch Twin WG4 Warm Gray, GY234 Leaf Green, BR99 Bronze
Tools - White super fine embossing powder, heat tool, Hi There Thin Cuts, Alphabet Embossing Folder, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Explore (#M45CEE - apple, #M3DC3F torn notebook edge)




16 comments:

Brenda Lapp said...

Fantastic card! I love all of the elements you added to it. Great tip too!

Krista Hershberger said...

So smart!! I love how you chose to use the larger "school" word...I just used tape this week too - LOVE this technique! :) :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for the tip!!

Emily said...

Agreed! Great stamp trick and a cute card:)

Melissa Robinson said...

I love the elements - all of them - you included on this card. CUTE!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. The apple is a great touch.

Michelle Stewart said...

Great card. I love the design, but then I'm biased since it's from my sketch at AHSC. Thanks for playing along with the challenge.

Ellen Jarvis said...

That's a great tip on using Scotch tape. I have done that before, but as I tipped in my post, sometimes I just take the "cut 'em apart" route, especially if I think I will use the stamp set that way again. I LOVE your card!

Brandi said...

Love it! Super cute card, so many details on it to point out that I love...the apple, the torn paper cut out, the black board obviously...wonderful! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC
crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

Darlys said...

Love all the layers, great card. thanks for the "tape masking" tip

Jean McNulty said...

Love it!!

Christine said...

Vicki,
This is a wonderful card and such an encouragement to a teacher! I love the way you created two layers of letters beneath the focal point! So glad you joined the ASCH challenge this week!
Christine

Catherine Nowak said...

Fabulous card! Love all the layers and the apple cut out.

Alyson Mayo said...

What an adorable card - I love the chalkboard look. Great layers and the apple is a perfect addition for a school-based card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Atlantic Hearts!

Lisa said...

Fantastic card! Love the design and all of the layers! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

Haley D. said...

Your card is perfect for back-to-school encouragement!