Hey Bleeps! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I ventured down to North Carolina for our nephew's graduation. I whipped up this card right before we jetted out of town. It was super easy to make and matched the graduation invitation/high school colors (I think)! :) I'm also sharing how I usually finish the inside of my cards and one option I use to package them for hand delivery. I package the card in a glassine bag, then simply tie twine around it. You could do more, but since this card was for a young man, simple was best!
- Create an A2 size card base from rustic cream cardstock.
- Stamp "Class of 2010" at the bottom.
- Stamp argyle pattern at the top.
- Stamp circle image and heat emboss with gold embossing powder, then die cut the circle.
- Adhere navy strip, then add twine.
- Then, pop circle die cut.
- When stamping, I personally do not have to have a dark complete impression. Take a look how the navy looks here, like a denim effect. Some people think it's not a good impression, but I like the way the stamp does not completely saturate the ink for a more rustic effect.
- Punch tiny half holes on the sides of the card where the twine will be to hold it in place. Learned from PTI @ CHA! :)
Stamps :: PTI - for the graduate, a little argyle
Ink :: Versamark; PTI - enchanted evening; Ranger - old paper
Cardstock :: PTI - enchanted evening, rustic cream
Embellishments :: May Arts - twine
Tools :: Spellbinders - standard circles small nestabilities (S4-116), wizard; Filigree - gold embossing powder; heat tool
Thanks for your visit! Enjoy your Monday too!