Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Awhile back, I shared two Clean and Simple Teacher Cards and said I would have more to share. I’m finally sharing these foiled beauties. Though I wish the camera did the foil justice! I was waiting for the items to be released, as they were delayed until the end of April. Now that they have been released, I can share them with you.

I started with this card, because I loved the sentiment. Teachers are definitely Chaos Coordinators. I don’t know how they do it. I don’t have kids, myself. So, I give teachers some serious props.

The sentiments are from a Maker Forte ephemera sets, called Back to School Sentiments and Back to School Cut Outs. I foiled the sentiment ephemera piece with DecoFoil Amethyst Watercolor Foil. Then, I ink blended the cut out part of the ephemera piece, what I would normally call the shadow, with Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio. I popped the sentiment up on some foam tape over the cut out piece.

I used a one of my Pieced Circles die from Spellbinders to cut a piece of the School Days Patterned Paper from Maker Forte & The Hedgehog Hollow for my sentiment to rest on. Behind the sentiment, I cut a 1in x 5.5in strip of Mint Chip Cardstock to ground the circle and break up the two patterned papers I was using. Then, I cut another piece of patterned paper from the School Days pack, measuring 4in x 5.25in as my background layer. I layered everything up and adhered it all down flat, except for the previously mentioned sentiment that I popped up.

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Next, I chose the sentiment, “Teaching is a Work of Heart.” I love this sentiment too, because I feel like a teacher would really appreciate this, especially since everything they have had to overcome with Covid.

I started by foiling this Back to School Ephemera Sentiment piece with DecoFoil’s Pink Melon Foil. Next, I ink blended the cut out piece to go behind it with Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber. I felt like that matched not only the yellow pencils in the patterned paper I had planned to use, but also the Yellowstone Cardstock that I planned to use for my background layer, which was cut to 4 x 5.25in. Next, I cut my rectangular shapes out of the patterned paper from the School Days Patterned paper pack that I have been using.

Upper Left: 1.5in (W) x 1.75in (H)
Upper Right: 2.25in (W) x 1.75in (H)
Lower Left: 1.5in (W) x 3.25in (H)
Lower Right: 2.25in (W) x 3.25in (H)

I adhered everything flat to the card, except for popping up the sentiment on some foam tape. This time, I adhered the cut out or the shadow flat to the sentiment piece and then popped the whole thing up. Whereas the first card, I popped the sentiment piece up on top of the cut out/shadow piece.

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For the last card, I chose the sentiment, “A Teacher Takes a Hand, Opens a Mind and Touches a Heart.” I’ve always loved this sentiment, because if it is a good teacher, it’s so true.

I started by foiling the Back to School Ephemera Sentiment piece with Lapis Watercolor foil by DecoFoil. Next, I ink blended the cut out or shadow piece with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut a piece of the School Days patterned paper pack with the paper clips on it and placed it wonky on my card base. Then, I cut a 1in strip of Blue Raspberry Cardstock and cut the end at an angle to look like a small banner, adhering that flat on my card and to the left hand top. I used an old punch from my stash to cut 2 hearts out of scraps of the School Days paper pack that I had. The blue chevron pieces were a nice match with the rest of the blue on the card. I also adhered those flat. The only thing I popped up on this card, again, was the sentiment ephemera pieces.

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you found these cards inspirational and got your foil fix in for today. Don’t forget we’d love for your to join us at the Stamping at Hedgehog Hollow Facebook Group. If you enjoyed my project today, I would love if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel & follow me on social media!

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