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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For the Graduating Girls

My daughter has some of the sweetest friends!  I chose a color that reminded me of each of them, and then put the combo together to create this graduation card.  I used some diecuts for the vines behind the flowers.  They were painted with pigment/Kraft ink, and then embossed.  It was really fun!  I had some flowers laying around that I've been wanting to use up and these were perfect.  I could have also colored flowers from an SU! Pretties Kit and accomplished the same thing.  The organza ribbon and pretties kit products can be dyed with ink or markers to match ANY project.  Awesome!  

Colors used:  Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Barely Banana and Cameo Coral.  Stamps:  Happy Grad

I made the inside of the card into a money or gift card holder.
I cut the 'pocket' 1 inch wider than the card, and a 1/2 an inch taller than I wanted.  I used a score-pal to create fold lines on the sides and bottom 1/2 an inch from the three edges.  I cut the small squares off of the two corners, and then cute the flaps diagonally so when folded against the pocket they would lay flat.  I adhered the background paper first, and the pocket on top after applying the flower with a centered brad.  The leaves are from the new bird punch by Stampin' Up!.  I punched two from the design paper, and then cut off about an inch of the stem before adhering them behind the flower.  The sentiment above is an old irish blessing, fitting for a graduate just starting out in the world!

I hope you can use some of these tips in your own creations.  Feel free to contact me with any questions and make it a great day!

The front of this card was inspired by Kimberley Eklund here:
Happy Stamping Everyone!  I'll have a card using Stamping Pastels tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. This is a cool graduation card, Linda! Love it.

    Found you from SC and am following now.