Back to School Chalkboard Card

The heat of the summer is here, and before you know it, it’s going to be back-to-school time again! One of my favorite kids is so smart, just like her mom who’s been one of my best friends since we were kids. So I want to send her a Back to School Chalkboard card for an extra boost of confidence to start off the new year.

Back to school chalkboard card

I designed my card following the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge grid for August, created by Kaylin. Plaid is my favorite, so I chose the bottom row of Plaid, Red, and School.

This month, we paired with up with Double Trouble challenge for some bonus fun! I’m playing along and I included Thing 1 Trouble Maker by adding in the yellow circles, and also Thing 3 Twisted Sister with the chalkboard, which completed another column for my card (circle, emboss, school)! Visit their site for the details — it made this great challenge even more fun, so I hope you join in.

First, I created a red plaid background for the stitched yellow circles and encouraging chalkboard surrounded by matching pens. I tried to make this card scream “I love school!”

Do you wanna make your own chalkboard? See below for how I created it!

Video with Steps to create a Chalkboard effect:

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A fun way to make a school-themed card, right? This fast and easy technique is a necessity in your stamping toolbox.

Back to school chalkboard card supplies

I’m also playing along with the Just Add Ink Challenge – #468 Just Add “C”. I added a Chalkboard for my focal point!

Interested in other uses for the White Embossing technique? Take a peek at these tutorials by clicking on the picture:

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If you enjoyed this tutorial, I’d love it if you left a comment, too. Happy Crafting!

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10 Responses

  1. Jan M says:

    These are all fabulous cards, Laura! Your back to school, chalkboard one is so clever vibrant and I love the gold star sentiment, so fun and encouraging for the kids heading back to the classrooms. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Kim Badelt says:

    A chalkboard is the perfect feature for a school themed card Laura. Love your background of pens too. So much colour and interest! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  3. chantell16 says:

    This is a fun card – I love the circle back ground as well as the Chalkboard. Chantell Just Add Ink

    • says:

      I appreciate that, Chantell! When I first started the card, I wasn’t sure if the circles would be too much lol. 🙂

  4. Suzanne Reynolds says:

    Well, of course, as Thing 1 aka Trouble Maker I have to mention the Buffalo Plaid (as a Buffalonian) and your choice of the circle design paper are a great background for Twisted Sister’s chalkboard and sentiment…fun school card. Thanks for your support and participation in Double Trouble’s challenge as a DT member of Joy of Sets. Hope you join us for future fun challenges.

    • says:

      Thank you so much, Suzanne aka Thing 1! Your challenges are fun and I’m excited to try more! And buffalo plaid is my absolute favorite backgrounds 😊

  5. Lisa Bzibziak says:

    Great card! Love the design and papers!

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