Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back to School

Do you ever make cards and have no clue what they're for or who to give them to? Well, this is one of those. After seeing Dawn McVey's July countdown creation here where she made a happy yellow measuring tape, I had to copy that element for myself. It's pretty clear that I had going back to school on the brain when I stamped this a few weeks ago.

I love the chalkboard look, but wanted a classier twist. Instead of using my go-to set of Text Style II, I chose a retired SU background that has the bold, old-world look. As a former French teacher, I thought it was very appropriate. I also love how the swirls mirror the damask peeking out from under the twill.

I intentionally left the license plate blank so I can pick an appropriate sentiment when I'm ready to send the card. Unless I forget. Which has about a 95% chance of happening. But if (when) I do, hopefully the recipient won't notice. And if they do? I hope I never find out! LOL

Have a great one, guys!!

Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, It's Official (PTI), French Script (SU)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, and Pear Tart (Memento)
Paper: More Mustard (SU), Solar White (Neenah), damask print (MME), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Other: cream twill tape, clear embossing powder, car die (PTI)


Hanneke van der Linde said...

Lovely card!

BethieJ said...

This is just DARLING!!

Laurie said...

Oh my this is adorable! I love the measuring tape ribbon! Too cute!

Emm said...

I love that ribbon, too! Perfect back to school card!

Debbie Gaydos said...

LOOOOOVE it!! I wanted to do that tape-measure-ribbon idea too, will have to try it soon!