Learning and Education card

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Hi everyone. Please excuse the way I have photographed this card – it is windy and rainy today so I can’t go outside, and after the way my last card blew into the wet flowers – I just didn’t want to risk getting this card wet.

This simple black and white card is inspiration from CASology. This cue card is ‘Education’. I started with an idea for a mortar board cap – partially covering one of the corners, with a tassel hanging down, and a sentiment, but I couldn’t find a stamp which would suit………..I will keep looking though, as I still have that image in my head.

However, whilst looking through my stuff, I came across a Sheena Douglass stamp and die set I have had for a few months, never used (seems to be a trend for me) and took the book stamp and the sentiment and played with them for a while.

I started one of my ideas with stamping the books, and colouring them with distress inks, and whilst I liked this look, it just didn’t sit with clean and simple for me – looked a little too grungy. As the stamp is quite large, a normal 4 x 5.5 inch card meant there wouldn’t be that much open space, so I turned to a 6 inch square card. I like this look better.

Once I had decided on the layout, I then stamped directly onto the base card in Versafine black onyx – of course – and left it just the way you see it.

I will be using this set again, and making more colourful cards, now I have found it again, adding backgrounds with colour and embossing, but this is the card I am posting today for the CASology challenge.

Now, I’m off to my craft room to see if I can find something which resembles a mortar board tassel…….if I find something – I’ll let you know. đŸ™‚