Tuesday, February 21, 2017


We have a good friend who has been a teacher and now is a high school principal. He is going through chemo treatments and I wanted to make him a special card. One thing I really like about making my own greeting cards is that they can be personalized to the recipient. The whole time I am making one of these special cards I am thinking of and praying for the individual.
I used some chalkboard paper that I think came for Stamping' Up! but I can't really remember as I have had it a long time. It has a bit of a slick surface and takes white StazOn ink really well. I sponged some white around the edges and then lightly stamped some script with white. The banner is some cork board looking paper from my stash. The school lined writing paper is from Tim Holtz. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn.  I anchored my cork paper with 2 brass brads to look like thumb tacks.
These brads are my favorite for masculine cards.
I am submitting this to Tuesday Throwdown where the challenge is "Favorite Embellishments"


  1. What a perfect card for your friend! I agree that making our own cards offers the chance to personalize them in a way we could never get with a store-bought card.

  2. What a great card and perfect for your teacher friend! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  3. What a neat looking dark chalked background. I know your friend will really appreciate it.

  4. This is a great masculine card! I struggle with those! The chalkboard look is perfect for a teacher/principal friend. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!