It is soon time to send the eldest child of my bosom to school - WOOHOO! I decided to make the teacher a thank you gift...hehehe. Seriously, I am excited for him to go to school, but I am going to miss him.
I went to a LSS (Yesterday's Memories for those in Saskatoon), and picked up some undressed Basic Grey chipboard letters. Bonus for me, is that they were self adhesive!!
I came home, and took out the "a". I laid it on scrap paper and proceeded to smoosh (technical term) my stazon black ink onto it. I used my black Sharpie to go along the edges, and stamped on it with white craft ink. I wanted it have a chalkboard effect. It was the School Background from High Hopes.
I punched the stars and added gold brads, because EVERY teacher I know gives out gold stars! My torn loose leaf is actually CS that I created. Here's how :
I took the Big Ol' Backgrounds Stripes from All That Scraps, and inked it up with ballet blue. I stamped it on white CS, and added the vertical strip with my pixie pink SU marker. It isn't exactly perfect paper, but it sure is close! I then stamped the High Hopes BG again on it in sahara sand, to look like doodles, and then wrote the word apple. I punched the edge with my spiral punch (SU), and then tore and crumpled it up. Little idea for ya . I didn't have an acrylic block big enough for my BG stamp, so I used a Cuttlebug plate.
Everything except the "a" was added with the red-line dimensionals that I got from Jody. I tore the "leaves", and cut hand cut the "stem". I added veins with my bone folder, so they would look more realistic.
I hope this makes up for my post yesterday!! I think it turned out really cute, and it is also useful. So when everyone brings an apple to the teacher on the first day, this is one she can keep. Have fun and happy stamping!!
P.S. - Yes, Marg, you are getting one too...hehehe.