Monday, January 22, 2018

Happy Graduation Card {01.22.2018}

I made a graduation card. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest and matching dies
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words and matching dies
Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You and matching dies
Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags stamp set
Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies
Sparkle N Sprinkle Firecracker Red embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder
Wagner Heat Gun
Versamark Ink
Tonic Tangerine machine
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Copic markers
Distress inks
Gina K Designs ink cubes

I stamped out the fox from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest stamp set and the mortarboard from Lawn Fawn's Hats Off to You stamp set, using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I used Versafine Black Onyx, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I created a card base and figured out where I wanted the critter and his graduation cap to be on the front of the card. I lined up the die cuts in those spots, taped them down and ran them through my Tangerine die cut machine to cut the images out of the front of the card. (Note, have the card OPENED when you run it through the die cutting machine so that you cut only through the front part of the card and not both the front and the back!). Even though I had die cut my images, I fussy cut them to remove the little white border around the images. Then, I closed the card and foam mounted the images through the apertures to adhere them to the inside of the card but they poke through the front of the card. I also swiped Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen across the images to add a little sparkle. I tried to capture the sparkle in the photo below. It sparkles much more in real life! 

I also stamped out the "congrats" sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Big Scripty Words sentiment. I inked up my stamp, placed in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Firecracker Red embossing powder and heat set it. Then I die cut out the sentiment with the matching die. I stamped out some of the fun images (star, confetti) across the front of the card too for extra fun! I adhered the congrats sentiment and the front was done.

I also created a surprise inside ... since you can see the critter and mortar board through the front holes, that isn't the surprise ... but the critter is holding BALLOONS! I die cut several balloons using Lawn Fawn's Party Balloons dies. I ink blended some distress inks to the edges of the balloons to give some gradient to them. I also stamped out the "happy graduation" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Hats Off To You stamp set.

I am so proud of my friend for completing her degree. This is a fabulous accomplishment!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. This is so cute Chris! Love the surprise balloons inside!

  2. Super cute and creative card Chris, your friend will love it!