When I spotted the challenge today at Less is more, I knew I needed to join in. Okay, so maybe it’s slightly cliche to make a chalkboard when requested to try the chalkboard technique…but let me explain why. My oldest daughter decided recently to start looking for a new career path since due to the pandemic, she had to take a pay cut at her current employment. She interviewed with a Principal at a school in NC to be a 6th grade English teacher, and was offered the job. She’s never taught a class before, so you can imagine she’s more then a little nervous to start. This challenge gave me the inspiration for an encouragement card to send to her.
I used the sponge with white ink to make the cloudy/dusty background on the black card stock. I found a nice piece of scrap paper by Basic Grey and embossed a wood grain texture along with ink to distress the frame. It was a little plain, so I dug in my Fall tub to find some stickers to complete the card.
The biggest challenge I had making this card was cutting 1/2 in. pieces of paper in a straight line. Does anyone reading this have a paper trimmer that cuts thin straight lines that you can recommend?? I’ve tried several brands of trimmers with not much luck.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Please join me in praying for all the teachers and the students starting back in person and/or virtually this Fall, for health, safety, and boundless unconditional love.