Friday 25 August 2017

Evolutionary card making

Hello out there, 

how are you? Me, I am glad the week is almost over, it's been a rather trying one, including a broken water-tap, a power outage and the requirement of a new house lead-in. So hopefully, next week will be better.

Today, I have another school themed card for you. Or rather, I have two. 

My friend asked me to help her create some school themed invitations, for her foster son's birthday party. So we mass produced these cards.

We stamped the white card front with an alphabet background stamp in green. For the blackboard frame we used craft card stock and a large wood structure stamp with brown ink. The blackboard itself is black card stock, with quite a bit white pigment ink and white heat embossing. And we cut up a sponge for all the little sponges. The sentiment says "Invitation" in German.

My friend initially wanted to create the card fronts with a rainbow colour scheme, but that was just a bit much for a mass production. But I used the idea, to create a card for the boy himself, as he started school shortly after his Birthday.

I used the same design, except for the colour scheme and the sentiment.

As my friend needed these cards rather at short notice, I fell back on a design
idea I had used several times in the past, but none of the cards look the same. The original idea by Tami was actually a Valentine's card.

See here 's the evolution of a card.


I think it's rather fun to see how one idea can lead to so many different cards over the years...
Which one do you like best?


Night Shift Stamping: No patterned paper
Simon says Stamp: Back to School


  1. Sehr schöne Karten zur Einschulung hast du gezaubert, ich weiss gar nicht welche ich am schönsten finde =)
    Glaube die mit Fuchs...

    Danke für´s zeigen bei NSS

    Lg, Sylke

  2. Chalkboards always my favourite. Lovely cards. Thanks very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Back to School Challenge. Gayatri xx