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Sketch Challenge Salute to a Special Teacher

sketch challengeAnother school year is finally winding down and that means we have to cram in all sorts of spirit weeks, field days, special celebrations and, of course, teacher appreciate day. I have a suspicion that a lot of these events are probably just fluff to get the students and especially the teachers through the final weeks of school, but I can definitely get on board with teacher appreciation day (or week, if you are in our district) because the thought of having 25 of my sons in one small square-shaped room for any length of time is just plain exhausting. . . and I think he is actually a good student. 

So this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge card was designed specifically for a special second grade teacher who is completing her 31st year of teaching with energy, patience and grace. It’s fresh, it’s simple, but it’s also a nod to the traditional school theme in color and pattern.

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I used Echo Park’s “Back to School” 6×6 paper pad to create the card on a black base and lined the inside with white card stock. I followed the sketch closely but added a ribbon “bow” to the sides of the center medallion instead of adding more shapes. It’s a very simple design, but the school paper and primary colors give this card a bright and cheery look. This one, folks, has been signed, sealed and will soon be delivered.