"The stores are full of back to school stationary but a notebook, diary or even a bookmark is so much nicer when it is handmade with love! Why not make a little card to pop into a child’s lunchbox too."
and is featuring Penny Black stamps. The design team on the Monday Challenge jus wants us "to make something school/study related".
Now I don't have any children returning to school nor do I know anyone with children of school age. SO I have o reason to make notebooks, bookmarks to other school supplies. Also, I have no-one's lunch box to place a card in. So the card I made would possible suit an encouragement card for a teacher (in the event I knew of a teacher, that is!). Certainly, teachers these days need all the support they can get.
I have one stamp set that has back-to-school stamps. One of the stamps is a sentiment, which I stamped and colored in on cream colored card to which I added lines so it resembled the lined paper from the Indian Chief notebooks we had for schoolbook in my childhood. Another stamp from the set reminded me of the lines teachers used to chalk on blackboards (REAL blackboards, not green boards or white boards) to teach writing and (later) penmanship.
Basically, my card is one of nostalgia:
- Stamps: WeCraft Designer Series Artful Maven "Holiday Collection - August" (AM07-172)
- Inks: Versamark; Archival "Jet Black": InkTense Pencils "Cherry" (0510), "Ink Black" (2200), "Baked Earth" (1800) and "Sea Blue" (1200); Pigma Micron 05 pen "black"
- Embossing Powders: Stampendous "Detail White" (47788)
- Papers: Paper Studio Notecard "white" (225359); scraps of black and cream card
- Adhesives: RedLine 1/8" Embossing Tape