Hello there! This week I am participating in Papertrey Ink's MIM #178: Back to School Easel Card. I think this idea is so creative and fun. It was my first time die cutting both the front and back of a card. I got it a little off center but in an effort to not waste my better card stock I decided to not worry about it.
I started out with chocolate brown card stock for my card base and ran it through my Big Shot twice to get the cuts for the easel. I then cut a square out of dark grey card stock for the chalk board. I ran a white pigment ink pad around each side and smoothed it out with my finger.
For the center of the chalkboard I die cut a small circle and stamped lines and my sentiment. Above that I adhered a larger circle with an alphabet border. For the apple I used the same ink I used around the chalkboard. To get it the way I wanted it I stamped it twice on a spare sheet of card stock before stamping it on the chalkboard. I tied a piece of red and white twine around the card to finish it off.
Thank you for coming by! I had so much fun with this week's MIM!
Stamps: PTI Tag-Its #6
Dies: Sizzix circle dies, Sizzix frame die
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Smokey Shadow
Ink: Color Box White Pigment Ink, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI True Black