Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card. Photo Tutorial

Hello there! When I first came to the United States many years ago (my first visit was as a high school foreign exchange student, I was 15 years old at the time) I was surprised to learn that school started in early August in the USA (and that it also started on a different date for different state/schools). I am from Ukraine and until recently our school year everywhere in the country always started on September 1st and ended on May 25th.

It still feels weird to start thinking about school in the middle of Summer, but considering it starts in early August in most places in the USA there really is nothing weird about it. So today I have a school card to share using some fun goodies from Pretty Pink Posh.

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

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CARD DETAILS

I started making this card by white heat embossing “Hey There Smarty Pants” on black cardstock. I cut my sentiment stamp apart to be able to angle it a bit differently. I sometimes do this with clear stamps if I want to customize my image. Next, I used a good old chalkboard technique to turn black paper into a faux blackboard.

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

I applied white pigment ink using a mini ink dauber and blended it over the heat embossing creating the look of a messy board. I used a white pen and added frame/border to my board and also adhered a piece of white cardstock at the bottom to mimic that “shelf” for chalk and board eraser.

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

Next, I created a 4 1/4″ square card base and covered the front with patterned paper. It’s been ages since I used any patterned paper for my cards. I foam mounted my board on top.

I also stamped, die-cut and colored several images for this card – school friends, a backpack and an apple. I used my Copic markers in the following colors: R22, R24, R39, E79, E37, E33, E31, YG67, YG25, YG03, E00, C1.

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

I foam mounted the images onto my card next to the blackboard and also added a few stamped hearts for some extra pops of red.

PHOTO TUTORIAL

Are you a visual learner? Here’s a photo tutorial to show how to make this card (this is a re-post from Instagram stories so interactive elements on the photos are not clickable)

Pretty Pink Posh | Hey There Smarty Pants Card featuring School Friends stamp set. Photo tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #prettypinkposh #cardmaking #backtoschool

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

Pretty Pink Posh School Friends Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh School Friends Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh School Friends Dies
Pretty Pink Posh School Friends Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
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Copic Sketch Marker E31 Brick Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E31 Brick Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
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Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ

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10 Comments

    1. Fun card!! Love the chalkboard!!

      We always started school around my birthday in mid-August as a child. Since we moved to another state, it’s the day after Labor Day and I love it!

    1. Love the chalkboard technique!! When I lived in the Northeast school started the day after Labor Day and ended in May. I still can’t get used to school starting in early August here in AZ!!! Thanks, Yana! I appreciate when you share tidbits of life/culture in Ukraine!

    1. SO CUTE, Yana!!! WISH I had this stamp set & was into stamping when our kids were in school, (were younger)! LOL A SUPER JOB on the chalkboard technique too!!! 😉

    1. Lovely card. Such great coloring. Thanks for sharing the details and bits about your life.

    1. This is such a great card Yana, our children in the UK do not go back to school until the first week in September but I think the children in the USA break up a lot earlier than the UK to which is the end of July. I love the faux chalk board technique and will definitely be having a go at that some time in one of my projects in the future. TFS :O) xx

    1. Gorgeous, fun card, shaded lovely, I had wondered how to do faux blackboard, good effect. I’m the UK out schools break up for summer early july then return roughly the first week of september. It’s been a while since my three were that small. Thanks for the card.

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