It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even though many of them begin in August now.
- Ink up the raised part of your embossing folder with your choice of ink
- Gently lay your cardstock overtop (be careful not to smear the ink)
- Close your folder and press using a brayer
Note: Remember that your image will stamp reversed from what you see – most of the time it doesn’t matter, but occasionally it may
- Using the Tim Holtz “Measured” stencil I applied a layer of gesso to the left side of my black cardstock
- Next, I laid down some Picket Fence Distress stain on my desk and dipped my Studio G alphabet letters in it to stamp the word “Learn” across the top
- Using my finger, I then smeared the Picket Fence Distress stain around the edges of the black cardstock to create a chalkboard look
- I tied a piece of black and white Baker’s twine (Darice) in a bow on one side
- The notebook page was stamped with the Journal Cards Embossing Folder (Couture Creations) and Salty Ocean Distress Ink
- The red checked piece was cut using the Tabbed Journal Die (Couture Creations)
- The mini flashcard is a free printable from Thirty Handmade Days
- I created the button using the Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), some cardboard, designer paper, and twine (for a tutorial on making your own buttons visit THIS Cropstop post)
- The stars were added with a mini punch from The Punch Bunch
- Inside I added some Washi Tape, more stars, and another mini flashcard
I’d love to see your “back to school” creations, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that uses some products from the companies Cropstop carries in the store! I hope to see your beautiful work in the gallery this month!