Can you believe it's August already? In no time at all, the kids will be heading back to school. It still seems funny not to be thinking about going back myself, but since retiring, it's nice not to have to worry about prepping a classroom! One of the new stamp sets released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month is "Back to School Rhubarb," perfect for this time of year!
Creative Nugget: Reading Rhubarb was stamped onto one of the Decorative Plaque Dies by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and colored with copic markers. His fur was given texture with colorless blender ink and an old washcloth...a technique I've been enjoying lately! Each panel of the Doodlebug Design patterned paper was layered onto Chocolate Chip card stock. Letters were impressed into the yellow layer using the Book Print Impression Plate and some piercing was added around the border. A strip of ric-rac and Baker's twine were added across the top panel, and Rhubarb was popped up on top of that. I wasn't sure where to add the sentiment, so I deviated from the sketch a little by adding a banner to finish the card.
Be sure to check out what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch, then play along by entering your card over at The Sweet Stop!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamp Set: Back to School Rhubarb (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Snips and Snails Paper Pad (Doodlebug Designs Inc.)
Accessories: Lable Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Circle Nestie, Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities die (Spellbinders), Book Print Impression Plate (PTI), Piercing Tool, Baker's Twine, Copic Markers E41, 42, 44, 47; YG13, 17, 21, 23; R20; Y13, 18; B0000, 00, 12, 14