Virtual school and card making

Both of my girls are doing virtual school this year. I am not going to lie, it is not for the faint of heart. Virtual school has me on my toes, that is for sure. But not only is it all crazy for me and my girls, I am sure it is a little more then crazy for the teachers. I am 1000% on board with supporting our teachers! Can you guess how one of the ways I support them? Yup, sending a card! I found an awesome stamp set by MFT stamps (link to the right). It is all about virtual teaching. This set has come in so handy this year. Today I want to share one that I made this weekend. I am looking forward to writing an encouraging note inside and a little not from my daughter to her teacher. Let’s get started!

I first cut my 110lbs cardstock to a typical A2 size card (4.25×5.5). I then folded it and set it aside and then started with my stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped all the images that that I am going to use and colored them with my alcohol markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then cut out the computer with the dies and ink blended the background I drew lines with a sharpie to make it look like they were each in their own screen. I cut the computer frame with the dies in the set, I actually cut out a few and glued them together to make it raised off the front of the card. I also die cut the conversation bubbles and stamped a heart on them and colored the hearts in with a red sparkle pen. I then added glossy accents to it, to raise the heart and set it aside to dry. While this was drying I went back to my folded cardstock and and choose the sentiment that I wanted to use. I stamped it with versafine black pigment ink and put clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Once the conversation bubbles were dry I added foam dot or two to the back to make them even higher off the card. I love how this card came together. I can’t wait to send it to my girls’ teachers! Here are few interactive cards I also made, we will talk about them in another post. For now click on the link at the right and go wander around MTF stamps site and see what stamps you want to play with!

Paper Hugs

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