Thursday, May 16, 2013

A couple of mid-week cards

It's been a grey old day here today, looks like winter is not far away.  All children in Grades 3, 5, 7, and 9 are completing 3 days of national testing on numeracy and literacy today.  Stress over for another 2 years!  Most parents I have spoken to recently are completely in the dark about what the testing is designed to highlight - where an individual child may need help, or how well the school is teaching the test.  I saw one of my daughter's friends this morning before they headed off to orchestra, and said good luck with Maths today, R said, "Is that what we are doing today, I'll do whatever they put in front of me" . I guess that's how to handle it .

Anyway a chic card for a very chic ensemble.  I didn't want to do black and white stripes necessarily, then remembered this DSP.  The other details I wanted to highlight were the belt and buckle and the model walking away from camera, just over her shoulder.  The stamping didn't work quite as well as hoped so I went over it with the Molotow paint pen.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI black; Canson shimmer gold
DSP - SU Neutrals Collection
Stamps - PTI Think Big Favourites
Ink - Memories Unicorn white
Molotow paint pen


Next up is one of my favourite challenges which I have missed the passed few weeks.  So this being a birthday celebration, we got to choose a favourite colour palette from the past year.  This is one from the last couple of weeks and while we are on the theme of slightly masculine cards, I think this one could be used for a young boy.

I had thought to stamp stripes but knew that would end up in too much wasted cardstock, so went with strips of card.  Not much stamping I admit, but love the effect.

What you need
Cardstock - Gina K white;  SU Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - HA Year Round Sentiments, Many Birthday Messages; PTI Star Prints
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Die - MFT Star Stax


  1. Both gorgeous cards. I especially love your starry boy card! :-)

  2. Oh my, I absolutely love those stars! This was one of my favourite colour combos - and you did a fantastic job of it! Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

  3. What a great way to use up little scraps of cardstock. The color combination is beautiful with the strips! Thanks for playing Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. Hi Cassandra! Just popped in from the RIC challenget o say I love your classy card. My daughter is in year 9 and I hadn't even remembered she was doing Naplan until I heard it on the radio! It used to be so stressful when she was at the state primary school - she once missed 2 pages on the maths and the whole staff had a meeting and I was advised! Now Naplan is behind her and the real tests begin next year!

  5. i hate tests, but I do love the gems on the buckle and the ENTIRE star card. Your posts always pack a lot of punch because you showcase like 2-4 cards each time (overachiever you) :)

  6. I've loved catching up with all your creativity. I just love both of these cards.


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