Wishing everyone good luck for exam season
Exams are about to start, being an ex-exams officer I watch the weather with interest. If the sun comes out it generally means the exam season is about to start. It is so cruel but seems to happen most years! In our household we are about to embark on University finals and A Levels. Oh Joy!
My husband turned to me at the weekend and casually asked if we had any good luck cards for the girls – doesn’t he know I’m a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? I thought I’d made it quite clear to him but hey ho!
Why black cats are considered lucky
is a mystery to me but going with tradition the first card features a proud and lucky black cat. The card is small and cute at 4″ square. The image is from Nine Lives and is embossed on Basic Gray cardstock with black embossing powder. Before you stamp the image make sure you have the tail lined up properly for the matching punch. It is a photopolymer stamp and sometimes moves a little when you apply it to the block. The leaves and flowers are from the Abstract Impression stamp set with flowers from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.
The “Good Luck” is stamped using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I found it easiest to stamp each letter individually. The patterned paper is from the Garden Impressions pack.
Read and absorb all the books!
The Hand Delivered stamp set is a hostess set, please ask me if you’d like to know more about hostess benefits. It is so cute as you can either have the girl holding a pile of books, sign, wedding cake or bunch of balloons. In this card I wanted the sign and the pile of books. As the books have some little hands holding them you need to use a marker to ink the image making sure you don’t get the hands!
As with the first card the Good Luck sign is stamped using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.
Everything is coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. Even I can colour with them! I find it important to anchor the images so drew in the floor with the Smokey Slate blend.
Find a four leaf clover
This card is really quick to make and looks simple and elegant. The Good luck and four leaf clovers are from the Amazing Life stamp set and stamped in Call me Clover. It is a great bright colour that seemed perfect for the clover! The patterned paper is from the Tropical Escapes set. Mount the image and patterned paper with Basic Black card and a piece of retired glimmer paper to complete the look. Add a rhinestone to the clover on the front for a bit of sparkle. I also stamped inside using the images from the front.
Good luck for all your exam takers over the next few months. I hope it isn’t too stressful for all concerned.
Here are the products you need to make the cards: