It’s back to school time and I thought I would show you how I made these two handmade cards perfect for the kids new teachers! Enjoy the tutorial.
- Tangerine Machine with plates
- Super Trimmer
- Craft Perfect- Kraft Brown Card
- Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony
- Miniature Moments, Hello
- Non-Stick Micro-Serrated Multi-Cutter – 817 (102E)
First step- die cut black and kraft colored cardstocks using the Hello die. This die cuts out the most delicate “Hello” word and I am in love with it!
To create a pencil background, first trim cardstock strips of about 0.5 inches wide. Trim as many rectangles as you need pencils. Then using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut a small triangle piece from white cardstock and affix to the bottom of each pencil. Color in a black tip with an actual pencil.
Adhere all the pencils to your card front. Stagger them slightly to add some interest. Then trim off the excess hanging over the top.
Finally, adhere the “Hello” die cut onto the card and add in the pencil tips with some Nuvo drops of your choice. I chose to use Ebony Black color here.
For this next card, using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut out a paper chain of apple shapes.
Adhere apples onto the card front, add a stalk and leaf using Nuvo drops. Let the drops dry overnight for best results. Adhere the Hello die cut beneath to finish off the card!
I hope you are inspired to create something Back to school themed today! Happy Crafting!