It seems as if it's time again for "Back to School" so that's the theme at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #160 for September. It's back to school at Use Your Stuff #431, too, with both challenges ending on September 30, 2021.
I originally created this card for a sketch challenge but missed the deadline. I tossed it in my stash until today when I realized these were "Back to School" challenges so I decided to add it to my blog and publish it.
I found the elements for my card after a search through my stash. Onto a card base of brown cardstock, I added a panel of green cardstock, embossed with the alphabet. With brown cardstock, I matted the yellow-pencil paper and placed it onto the card with thin foam tape.
Next, I stamped the book stack with the apple and colored the image with markers. I purposely colored the apple green to match the cardstock but in retrospect, I got thinking, "Nobody ever gives the teacher a green apple!" I guess I should have colored it a bright red. The sentiment was stamped in brown ink and adhered with thin foam tape. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper.
Stamps: Echo Park "Star Student"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Echo Park "Pencil Pushers"
Die: Whimsy (stitched circle)
Punch: Stampin' Up! (scalloped circle)
Misc.: Sizzix Embossing Folder (alphabet) & thin foam tape