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Class of 2010 :: Graduation



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!

  1. Create an A2 size card base from rustic cream cardstock.
  2. Stamp "Class of 2010" at the bottom.
  3. Stamp argyle pattern at the top.
  4. Stamp circle image and heat emboss with gold embossing powder, then die cut the circle.
  5. Adhere navy strip, then add twine.
  6. Then, pop circle die cut.
Tips & Tricks
  • 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!


Joy said...

Such a stunning, elegant card.

Traveling Mama said...

I love this!! It's so awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great graduation card! Love the colors, the embossing, the distressing! Perfect for a male! :o)

Smita said...

Wow!! I like this card and your packaging!


PS: Since I am running out of comments for your gorgeous work, I guess I shall (now onwards) only write the signing off lines in your comments ;-) lol!

Anonymous said...

Omg! I absolutely LOVE that tip about punching tiny half holes for the twine!!! Wow, I never would have thought of that! Thank you so much for sharing!... To be honest, one of my favorite parts about reading your blog is always the "Tips & Tricks" section! Just wanted to say "Thanks" for those! :)

And by the way... Of Course your card is fabulous too!

Alice said...

very classy and elegant card!

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