Monday, September 7, 2020

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights September 2020

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights for September. I am joining a wonderful group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as we share beautiful designs with the theme of Thank You. I hope that you are inspired by our ideas and projects. 
 Today I am sharing a fun Thank You card that I created with my son's teachers in mind. I discovered this wonderful Chalkboard Easel technique from fellow Demonstrator, Debbie Henderson, and I just had to create my own version. This clean and simple design features the So Sentimental stamp set (item #151691) and I used the Apple Builder Punch (item #150663) and the Sprig Punch (item #148012) to decorate the card. This card design works great for both male and female teachers. 
 Products Used: (can be found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog)
So Sentimental stamp set (item #151691)
Apple Builder Punch (item #150663)
Sprig Punch (item #148012)
Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (item #152320)
White Embossing Powder (item #109132)
Whisper White Stampin' Ink Pad & Refill (item #147277)
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Seal Adhesive (item #152813)
Soft Suede Cardstock Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11" (Scored at 5 1/2")
Cut opening at the base of the card - 3/4" from each side up to the 1" mark with Paper Trimmer
Cut across from the 3/4" mark to 3 1/2" mark and remove rectangle (cut through both layers of card base)
Soft Suede Cardstock - 4 strips 3/4" x 5 1/2" (Embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
Basic Black Cardstock piece - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 The sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set has been heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I rubbed a small amount of Craft Whisper White ink across the Basic Black cardstock with a tissue to create the look of a chalkboard. The apple was punched from a scrap of Real Red cardstock and I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the apple with Real Red Classic ink. The leaves were punched from Old Olive cardstock and sponged with Pear Pizzazz Classic ink. The stem was punched out from a scrap piece of the embossed Soft Suede cardstock and sponged with Crumb Cake Classic ink. The sprig was punched from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged with Crushed Curry Classic ink. The Soft Suede cardstock strips were embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Powder and I sponged them with Crumb Cake Classic ink to bring out the detail of the wood grain. I attached the top and bottom strips to the card front first and trimmed off the excess cardstock. I then added the upright strips on top along the sides of the card front to complete the design. This clean and simple card fits in a standard size envelope and I love the way it stands up to look like an old fashioned chalkboard easel.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my card design and I hope that it will inspire you to create your own beautiful Thank You cards. I would love it if you would click the button below and vote for my card design. You have the opportunity to vote for 5 card designs, so please share the love with my fellow Demonstrators. 

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Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. Great design to use a chalkboard as the background! Wonderful card!

  2. Chalkboard and apple for the teacher! I absolutely love it Tricia! Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

  3. Love this idea the chalkboard is brilliant love that as it's for a teacher you've added an apple really clever love it x Natalie