Ok, so I admit it! I totally procrastinated for the first time ever and was not prepared for the last day of school! No teachers gifts, no nothing!!!!! I quickly ran up to the store and picked up some gift cards (not the ideal gift I like to give to the teachers, but in a pinch, I think they will appreciate it better than nothing). I pulled some backgrounds I had pre-made (on a Periscope I believe) and slapped on a sentiment/die cut and poof, my teacher cards were complete! Stuffed with a gift card and good juju, I ran them up to the schools!
These cards were so easy to create using this GORGEOUS background stamp from The Ton and 3rd generation distress ink stamping! What do I mean by that? I mean, I got three prints from one stamped image. To create the first background, I inked up the Rose Terrace Cling background stamp with distress inks (the exact colors I used are linked at the end of this post) and misted the stamp with a light mist of water to activate the colors a bit. Using my MISTI for perfect placement, I stamped my first image and was left with this gorgeous, vibrant result. (sentiment: Thanks (Winnie and Walter), for a great year (Lawn Fawn).
And lastly, I light misted the stamp one time and then stamped the image one more time. Look at these soft results. Just gorgeous. (Sentiment: You Are (The Ton), Amazing (Avery Elle Die with The Ton’s Black Glitter Adhesive Paper).
So while I failed myself miserably (no cute Pinterest inspired handmade gifts this year), I hope the cards and the small token inside shows my appreciation for all these amazing women! They have touched my children’s lives, as well as my own! Sidenote: My son’s 4th grade teacher? I grew up with her at church! She was a few years younger than me so we traveled in different circles! BUT, we were in choir and arranged by height! Yup, she and I were shorties so we were near each other. Sandwiched in between us? My future sister in law – obviously being we were in high school, no idea! She didn’t even know my brother who is a few years older than me. They met years later at a wedding. HAHAHA! Small world.