Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ph.inishe.D Graduation Card {06.08.2017}

Hi! I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for the Cardz4Galz Design Team! This is my first post for the Cardz4Galz challenges! I am so honored to be part of this great group of wonderful designers, and look forward to learning from these fabulous ladies! Here is my Graduation Card for Challenge # 49.

I have a good friend who just finished her PhD in Education and I made this card for her. I know she will love it! I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Graduation Bundle digi stamp, and printed out this fun sentiment. I die cut it with Lawn Fawn's (sadly, retired) Bannerific Lawn Cuts. Then, I blended on some distress inks to give the banner some added color.

I had fun with the other "sentiment" on the steps of this card. I spelled out "PhinisheD." I die cut the letters using Lawn Fawn's Quinn's Capital ABCs Lawn Cuts. I blended distress ink to the edges for more colors too. I also printed out the "inishe" letters with my printer and ink blended the edges too. And, I stamped a mortarboard using Lawn Fawn's Hats Off To You stamp set, colored it, and then stamped it again (using a MISTI stamp positioner) with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I also swiped on some Clear Wink of Stella to make some extra sparkle!

I wanted a lot of dimension for this card, so I also die cut out some mums using Heartfelt Creation's Enchanted Mum die. I cut several mum flowers, blended ink along the petals and edges, then shaped them and glued them together to make some dimensional flowers. This sure was fun! Once the mums were adhered, I also blinged up the center of the flower. I squeezed on some of the new Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive into a blob that filled the center of the flower. Then, I dumped on some of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Royal Purple Glass Glitter. This really made the center pop! So cool!!

For the blue flower, I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Bronze Glass Glitter. So pretty!

I also die cut some floral swoops with some sparkly green cardstock. I tucked in these swirls behind the flowers for some added dimension.

I am beyond excited to be part of the Cardz4Galz group, and can't wait to see your amazing creations for our challenges!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Gorgeous card. Colors, fold, flowers, everything. Great job! Congrats. on your new design team post.

  2. Love the sentiment and the very feminine take on the theme. The steped section is really very clever!
    Thanks for your lovely comments by the way. :)

  3. Wow! What a great use of the sentiment's play on words, Chris! Your flowers look like pom poms, they are so full and glorious! This is an amazing, beautiful card! congratulations on your new DT gig! You will be fantastic! xx

  4. Hi Chris, I am sure your friend will love it too, it's fabulous and how wonderful your flowers look, a beautiful make for your first DT card, welcome a board.

    Hugs Babs x

  5. FABULOUS card,,love all those pretty colors and awesome flowers....congrats on being on the team, you will be a wonderful asset to them!
    Diane {Nellies Nest}

  6. This is stunning Chris! I love all of the flowers and the glass glitter is gorgeous! So happy to be working with you at C4G!
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. Amazingly beautiful graduation card Chris. So much detail and the result is wy over the top stunning. Love it. Looking forward to seeing more while we play together at C4G.