Time for Graduation Cards!

By | April 15, 2016

Class of ’16 Graduation Card

The Number of Years Stamp Set (item 140653) and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies (item 140622) are not only perfect for creating personalized birthday and anniversary cards, but they’re also great for graduation cards.

I love to personalize graduation cards by making them with the graduate’s school colors and adding the graduation year. One of our local high school’s colors are blue and gold, so I used Crushed Curry and Night of Navy with some touches of gold for this card.

I started by applying a watercolor wash to a piece of Watercolor Paper (item 122959). To do this, I used a large paintbrush and applied a light wash of water to the paper.  I then dipped the wet brush into some drops of Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 131158) and lightly brushed it on the wet paper, letting the ink go where it wanted.  Once the paper dried, I splattered some Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush ink (item 141898) on the card.

I gently squeezed the brush so that some of the gold ink pooled at the bottom of the brush, then added a single drop of water to the end of the brush. Then, holding the brush with one hand, I tapped the brush with the other, letting the splatters fly onto the paper.

After that dried, I stamped the “Congrats to You” sentiment from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 138946) in the bottom right corner using Night of Navy ink (item 126970).

I punched some Gold Foil Sheets (item 132622) stars using the Confetti Stars Border Punch (item 135861) and adhered them randomly to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309).

I made the numbers using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and Night of Navy Cardstock (item 100867). To create the banner over the numbers, I embossed the outline of a stamp from the Number of Years set using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109129). I stamped “The Class of” with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp (item 133769), and cut out the banner with a die from the Large Numbers Framelits Dies.

I stamped an image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (item 130517) in Night of Navy ink on the side of the Whisper White Thick Cardstock (item 140272) base; then I adhered the watercolor panel to it using Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430). I rounded the corners on the right side of the card using the Project Life Corner Punch (item 135346) to finish the card.

You can make similar cards in any school colors for all of your graduation needs.

Amy O’Neill
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

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