Friday, July 12, 2013

thanks teacher, you rock!

teacher, you rock! by eatzycath
teacher, you rock!, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

I love playing with the Paper Smooches stamps - so versatile and such cute cartoony characters, like this little mad curly-haired professor!

Card was inspired by this week's Paper Smooches 8-14 July Designer Drafts challenge

check out the draft design below

The books, apple and professor stamps came from PS Smarty Pants set whilst the 'You Rock' sentiment came from PS Sentiment Sampler set.

* the books stamp was stamped 3 times, one on top of the other to create a stack, and finally topped off with the apple stamp
* once the stack of books image and the professor image are colored, they were fussy-cut with a thin white edge
* the pseudo blackboard is actually a black card with white edges, upon which I stamped the two sentiments in VersaMark and then white-embossed
* to create the slightly chalky look of a blackboard, I used a sponge dabbed in white chalk ink and lightly dabbed over the black card
* the stack of books was fixed on with mounting tape for dimension, and the mad little professor was fixed on with an Action Wobble Spring so that there's a bit of 'mad' wobbling when the prof is touched!

PS Note: thrilled that this card was chosen to be Featured Player in the PS Designer Drafts Challenge!


  1. EEk! This is so darling! I love all the stacked books! Guess I can relate since I tend to bring that many home every night when school is in session! Great work with the chalk board too!

  2. This is seriously cute! That chalkboard is amazing, and I love how you used the stack of books for the vertical part of the sketch.

  3. Awesome take on the sketch!! You will be a winner or a featured player!!

  4. what a fun teacher! that chalkboard is so real and all the color really gives it balance :) great card. thanks for playing PSS!

  5. OHHH! I LOVE that large chalkboard and the chalkboard effect you've created for this card!! LOVE that you paired this theme with those stamps-- PERFECT:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:) I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies!