I always start by gathering up all the stamps and dies I think I will use:
I knew I wanted to use the Stitched Notebook Set, that you can see already die cut on the bottom right. And I also knew I wanted to use the Teacher's Apple stamp set, especially for the pencil image!!
For the sentiment, I chose to use the super sweet Mini Thank You set. FYI: this is a free with purchase stamp right now but will be available for sale in March!!
I used my Winsor and Newton Promarkers to colour the pencil. In this case, I wanted it to look more like a pen so I coloured the "eraser" portion the same as the body. Because I am using a light blue base, I added a bit of colour to the strip across the top.
Now here is where I got fancy!! Embossing paste!! What??!! I never use this stuff, and I'm not sure why! I used a diagonal stripe stencil and applied the paste over top, in a messy way. And because the layer was thin, it dried super fast!!
To finish things off, I added a ink blob just below the thank you using the awesome Brush Strokes stamp set. I tied a very thin piece of thread around the top of the notebook die and adhered the "pen" so it looked like it wrote the sentiment. I also added some sequins from the Crystal Clear Sequin Fusion mix.
Thank you for visiting today!! Have a great week!!