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Western Cards

Posted by on June 5, 2010

The last thematic unit that the Second Graders study is The West. Earlier this spring, one of the second grade teachers came to me and asked if there was any type of Western card that the kids could. Of course there is, I told her! I knew that the I wanted to use the Wanted Stamp Set with the bandanna technique, but I didn’t have it on hand to make up a sample card. So I looked for a stamp that was similiar in size to the horse from Wanted, and came up with this sample card:

Stamps: D is for Dog, Priceless
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White
Other: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Star Brads, White Gel Pen

The teachers were able to imagine it as a horse instead of a dog, and were super excited to have card-making be one of the stations at the end-of-unit party. The second graders rotated through every 15 minutes in groups of six, and had their choice of Real Red or Brilliant Blue for the background. They did a fantastic job! These are my samples that they worked off of.

Stamps: Wanted
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red or Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Other: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Star Brads, White Gel Pen

The Bandanna Technique was easy and fun for the kids to do. First you stamp your designs in black ink, then use a white gel pen to add highlights so it looks like a bandanna. To make the horse look like it is moving, you stamp it three times, starting from the right, without re-inking your stamp. The second graders loved doing these easy tricks that made their cards look fabulous!

Just so you know — the Wanted stamp set, Brilliant Blue card stock, and the Star Brads are all retiring at the end of the month. Get them while you can!

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