***This is 1 of 2 posts today. For the Mama Elephant Designer Series post featuring the Stitched Sky Creative Cuts, click HERE.***
Today I have a fun Valentine's-themed card perfect for a teacher!
To create my card, I stamped the chalkboard from the A Good Apple Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock. I stamped the apple from the My Silly Valentine Stamp Set, masked off the apple with masking paper and then stamped the apple from A Good Apple Stamp Set to give the illusion that the smaller apple is slightly behind the larger one. I stamped the eraser from the A Good Apple Stamp Set and then colored in the images with Copic Markers (the individual marker colors are listed and linked below in supplies). To make the chalkboard appear to have been erased I used the chisel tip on the warm gray Copic markers to draw lines back and forth to fill in the image. I used the W00 warm gray marker to add dots of "color". Because the lighter color contains more of the blending solution it "wicks away" the darker color leaving little splotches across the chalkboard. I love the realistic look these two techniques give to the design.
I stamped the greeting from the My Silly Valentine Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with the Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.
I adhered the stitched rectangles to a white card base and finished the design by die cutting hearts from SSS Schoolhouse Red Cardstock using the Heart dies. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts for subtle dimension and a layer of shine!
To see how I created this card, watch the video below or view on youtube HERE: