Boldly Back 2 School

I was away from my stamps for two weeks (eek!). Now that I’m back, I’m trying to get back into the groove of playing the challenges – and also trying to catch up with some that I missed.

This card is for this week’s Retro Sketch (rs21).

While I was searching through my index to pick a stamp set to use, I came up with the idea to do a back to school card using Smarty Pants (by Paper Smooches). I love this set – this little dude is so fun!

Since I was using some PS stamps – I checked on the challenges I missed while I was gone and found a Cool Shades color challenge which fit perfectly!

In the color challenge graphic – I wasn’t too sure if that was a yellow or a yellow/green swatch – so I picked Stampin’Up’s new Starfruit color because I have the same problem with that!

I was looking for some “school” pattern paper when I remembered I could use Papertrey’s Guidelines paper for my card base – love the subtle grid as a background for this card!

The sentiment is a combination of sentiment and alphabet sets.

The final touch was to add the string to the tag. I had nothing that was that yellow/green color. So I took white baker’s twine and colored it with the marker – very easy!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Go Boldly
Stamps: Smarty Pants, Space Cadet, He Said She Said, Alphadot (Paper Smooches);
Colors: White, Spring Rain (PTI); Starfruit (SU);
Other: Prestwick DSP for shirt paper piecing (retired SU); markers (Copic & SU); Tag die, Guidelines paper (PTI);

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