You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon is having so much fun with back to school and shared a beautiful project we think you will love! She takes regular items perfect for teachers and making them feel special. You can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed her projects and appreciate her sharing a fun project with all of us.
Love it? Want to see more? Let’s do just that.
Seriously! Aren’t these little guys adorable? One of the coolest things about the Colorful Friends tape is that you can build your own little person. You can match a friend or child with these fun and various pieces. The first step to creating the clips is to build the person on the Whip Cream cardstock.
Then, you will trim around the outside of your little friend, leaving a little bit of a white border.
Now, adding Journey Glaze is, of course, the perfect way to add a little fun & dimension. Bonus is that it really adheres the edges to the cardstock.
Now, assembling is a breeze! We used the Fun Day Elements as the base of the clip – but you could use what works for you! A couple of Foam Squares + a 3/4″ punched circle of Whip Cream Cardstock [to hide the foam squares!] are all you need to pull it all together.
Now, you need something super cute to pull the clips, and any other items, together. How about our Passport Book? Yes! It’s so perfect for holding a simple gift or gift card, don’t you think?
Now, you knew we had to add some decor to the Passport Book! So, we took our Thanks Teacher stamp set and our Clear Pigment Ink Pad to stamp the cute little apple. Now, to add color enter in the PanPastels!
When you’re adding the PanPastels you can layer the color, how fun! Start with the lighter colors and work your way darker, blending all the way.
Isn’t that so pretty? Love the dimension it adds when using a variety of shades to create the end result.
Now, we want to add a little focal point with this cute typography stamp. Shannon often rubs the Colorless Blender PanPastel before heat embossing to not have stray embossing powder on her project. This time, she added a little extra to mimic the chalkboard affect. Isn’t that such a cool idea?
Would you like to see the video? Check it out right here!
Did you create anything in honor of back to school this year? Will you now after seeing what Shannon has created? Make sure you share with us on our Facebook page or by using the #funstampersjourney hashtag on Instagram, we’d love to see your take on the card, tag or ANYTHING FSJ.
Supplies Used: Colorful Friends | Details Pro Shears | Whip Cream Cardstock | Medium Foam Squares | 3/4 Inch Circle Punch | Fun Day Elements | Journey Glaze | Passport Book | Thanks Teacher Stamp Set | PanPastels | Clear Pigment Ink Pad | Cool Pool Cardstock | Journey Corner Rounder | Colorless Blender PanPastel | Black Licorice Cardstock | Journey White Embossing Powder | Journey Heat Gun | Journey Rectangles Die Set | Cocoa Powder Cardstock | Journey Thread Black Licorice | Party Burst Dots | RSVP Prints