Monday, August 4, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #87 Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Hey everyone! I've got my first blog post here as a designer aboard the amazing Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team and I'm beyond excited. You know, the kind of excited you used to get over shopping for school supplies at the end of summer??

Which brings me to my project for this challenge. The challenge is Back to School. Check out the details over at the Lawnscaping Blog!

This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

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I wanted to make a little card wishing my oldest (sniffle, sniffle) good luck on his first day going into 4th grade. I try to make the kids each a card for the first day of school so they have something cute to start their day off with, and so I can get my emotions over with so I'm not a mess ;)

For this card, I chose a kraft card base since it reminds me of covering my textbooks with brown paper bags. You totally remember that, right?? I then chose a green shimmery card stock and embossed it with the alphabet embossing folder (which is PERFECT for this card) to give it some dimension. I glued it on an angle for interest.

For the chalkboard image, I used the Lawn Fawn, A Good Apple set and the Flying By set for the airplanes. My son loves to make paper airplanes, so that's why I thought it was cute to add them.

For the smudges on the chalkboard, I just used a craft sponge and gently rubbed that onto the black card stock for that chalkboard look.

I love the way this came out, how about you?

Come on over to the Lawnscaping blog and check out the details for the challenge and enter!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flying By and A Good Apple
Embossing Folder: Darice ABC's Background
Markers: Spectrum Noir


{Chrissie} said...

I LOVE it! :)

Samantha Mann said...

This is awesome!! Love the green numbers in the background!! (It reminds me of crisp apple which goes with your sentiment perfectly!!) and the chalkboard is brilliant!! My oldest goes into 1st grade this year...I'm going to be a wreck!!

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