Wonderful Teachers!

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome back special guest designer Kelly Rasmussen! She has made this gorgeous tribal pattern for a very cool teacher card that would work wonderfully for a man or woman teacher. Please read on for more information and enjoy!

Wonderful Teachers!
Hey everyone! School is in full swing for my kids and that means it’s time to spoil all those amazing teachers! A simple gift I like to do several times a year is a handmade card telling them how much they are appreciated along with one of their favorite snacks or drinks.

Wonderful Teachers!

This card starts out with a stenciled background using the Hero Arts Tribal Shapes Stencil. To get into all those tiny spaces I used the Tsukineko Fantastix Bullet Tip Coloring Tool as my sponge. This tool has a sturdy pointed tip that is perfect for inking those small areas! The four ink colors used on the background are Hero Arts Rose Madder, Aegean, Mint Julep and Black.

Next, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Teacher Die from Bazzill Licorice Cardstock twice and adhered them together to add some stability. Since the stenciled background is so busy and bright I decided to put my sentiment on a strip of Bazzill Vellum so it would stand out a little more. I white heat embossed a message from the Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts stamp set and then wrapped the strip of vellum around the background. I popped up this panel with some foam adhesive on a Hero Arts Black Folded Card.

Wonderful Teachers!

And for the finishing touch I covered the “teacher” die cut with a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents. Isn’t that shine just gorgeous!

Change up the colors of ink you use for the background and this card would be great for a male teacher as well.


Thanks so much for reading and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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  1. Kelly, your card IS fantastic and like you said, great for a man or a woman teacher, I like that as I find masculine cards challenging some times. The word teacher does look fabulous with the Glossy Accents on it. Well done!

    Also I am thrilled to see my name on this list of winners. Thank you SSS and CONGRATULATIONS to the other winners. (I have already emailed you.)

  2. Very cute card! As the Mom of three teachers, I know that they can use all the appreciation you can send! Let your children’s teachers know how much you appreciate them! Thanks for sharing a great card!

  3. Congrats to the winners! Kelly, love the contrast in colors and the fun shapes. I am working on teacher gifts right now for Head Start teachers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. This is beautiful! We have some really great teachers this year and I need all the inspiration I can get! Thank you ?

  5. Down here in Texas, school will be out for at least 2 weeks because of the number of our schools that have flooded so far. I love Kelly’s project for teachers! This would be a great project for the kids to make during this very llong break with no wifi or tv.

  6. This stencil has been on my wish list for a few months now and I just ordered it, so excited!! Love the card and the colors!! Love the idea of changing up the colors, so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing .

  7. Beautiful card! Any teacher would love it! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration. Congrats to the recent blog candy winners.

  8. I love this card. I actually don’t have a teacher stamp set. Don’t know how I don’t, but I definitely need one. My kids both have amazing teachers!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. Great card – love how you put the stencil on the diagonal – very effective! As a retired teacher, I can tell you these sorts of gifts are very much appreciated – I still have some that I kept over a long career! When I would feel discouraged, I would pull them out for a quick mood-lifter!

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