Hello there! It’s Mendi here today with some colorful cards perfect for the back to school season.
My first card features the adorable Color My World set. I can’t fully express how excited I was to finally get my hands on this little set. I decided to stamp them repeatedly (13 times to be exact) and to color them to my heart’s content. They were really fun to color and since I didn’t happen to buy the matching die, I discovered they are also pretty easy to cut out as well.
I thought crayons would make a great thank you card for teachers so I borrowed a sentiment from the Thank You Tags set which I heat embossed with white powder. For the little lines above each crayon I found matching colors of ink and used the fun wavy stitched image from the Gnome Sweet Gnome set. Don’t these little guys just make you happy?
I couldn’t resist making a second card while I had the darling crayon image out so this time I paired it with the Schoolhouse Backdrops to add lines to both my yellow and white papers.
A little punched border along the top completed my theme. And the black chalkboard background? It’s a 12×12 paper called Joy from the Peace, Joy, Love collection. You can find it HERE on sale. I love when I can re-purpose Christmas papers like that!
My last card uses some more favorites of mine; the new Puffy Cloud Borders and Party Animal. Aren’t they both completely irresistible?
For my clouds I sponged on some pale blue pigment ink along the bottom of each 1.25″ high cloud border to make them stand out when stacked. I had originally planned to add a cardstock panel down the center to ground my little bear, but when I got done inking up the clouds, I hated to cover them up. For my balloons I taped pieces of coordinating thread to the back of each of them before adhering them to my card. I have tried to tie them onto the little balloon knot in the past, but this way is so much easier and I think just as cute.
I hope I have inspired you to pull out some bright colors and play along today. I would to thank Kelly Marie and the Lawn Fawn team for having me these past three months. It’s been a dream come true having an excuse to work with my favorite stamps some more.
Thank you so much for sharing these awesome cards with us, Mendi! We have loved having you as our guest blogger for last few months!