Updated: Sep 6, 2019
My niece turned six in July and just started Kindergarten last week! She's getting so big already! Sadly, there is a 12 hour car ride between us, so I thought she would be excited to get something in the mail. ✉❤
I used a digital stamp from a Back To School stamp set (linked below) and added glasses to the image to make it look more like my niece.
In order to decide what size the image should be, I made up a card sketch on the computer with some coordinating digital papers. I based everything off of A2 sized card dimensions.
In the end, I got this sketch, sized the image to fit and printed it off onto some white Recollections card stock. 😊
Instead of using the digital papers as well, I used Doodlebug's 6x6 Back to School paper pad. Doodlebug is so stinkin' cute, I couldn't resist! 😂
For the coloring, I used copics and mostly stuck to reds, yellows, and blues in order to match the paper pad. I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the image, leaving a small, white border.
I moved on to the card panel, following the sketch, and cut down the card stock. I used my Tonic guillotine trimmer and Waffleflower A2 layers dies.
I glued down the black A2 sized card stock and the two triangles, then assembled the tag shape. I popped it up with foam tape and then glued down the image.
For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Milo's ABCs with white detail embossing powder by Recollections on the black card stock banner.
I spelled out the sentiment "1ST DAY OF SCHOOL" but left a space for the "ST." I lined everything up in my MISTI and stamped it using Versamark ink. I used my heat tool to melt it and then wrote on the "ST" with a Ranger embossing marker.
I ended up not liking it at all; to me, it seemed too sloppy next to the stamped letters. I actually ended up using the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Holiday Helpers and masked off everything but the "ST," stamped and embossed it to complete the banner.
Once the banner was glued down, I added some coordinating enamel dots and some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.
To finish, I added the panel to a 110 lb. white card base. I'm so excited for my niece to get her package in the mail. I hope she gets as happy as I do when I get Happy Mail! 😄✉
Thanks for stopping by!
Digital papers: https://prettygrafik.com/store/product/back-to-school-papers/