Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher appreciation week is coming up soon at our school and I wanted to make a special card for my daughter's teacher. Anyone who spends her days with 20 five year olds is pretty special in my book!

I'm sure I'll make some other goodies for her, but here's what I've got so far...This card is 6 x 6 and uses the "Teacher Anya" image from The Greeting Farm.
When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the layout, the first thing that came to mind was a chalkboard. I don't even think they have chalkboards at school anymore. Everything is so high-tech now, but I thought it was cute and decided to go with it.

The base is Rose Red and the alphabet patterned paper is by Carolee's Creations. The actual chalkboard is just a scrap of green cardstock and then I sponged the edges with my white craft ink. I stamped some thank you sentiments in white ink and left room for my daughter to write her teachers name with a white marker.
So what do you think of my chalk? Any guesses on what it is??

I took a q-tip and cut it with scissors!
Even my husband was impressed - and that is no small feat!
Well I guess that's it for me today!
I'll be back tomorrow....


de said...

I LOVE this! So creative and cute! It looks "real"! Great card!

Sheila said...

Can I be your daughter's teacher?? hee! I teach second grade and would LOVE to get a card like that! Great job!!

Libby Hickson said...

This is sooo cute and clever! I have some of those Teacher Anya images, I may have to CASE your idea for my son's teachers. I just love it!!

Kathy W said...

way impressive- figuring how to make "fake chalk and chalk board"-you had mojo going here.

Monica Hunter said...

You're a genius! Great card!