Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Graduation!!

Today the senior class is graduating at my local high school. They are great kids and I am going to miss the class of 2014!! In honor of the students moving on, I am sharing two cards that I created.

The first card is very simple. Using a My Favorite Things background stamp, I stamped five blue lines on a white card stock background. Next I die cut a white card front with the word "congrats" and misted blue and silver shimmer spray across the front.

I will let you in on a little secret-I really didn't want to use mist spray on this cad. However, I got a little bit of blue ink on my fingers, not realizing it and it got onto the card front. Instead of throwing away all my work, I covered the mistake up with the mist. I think I like it better this way too. A happy accident!!

While the mist was drying, I die cut and stamped a graduation hat in blue. My shimmer dried fast so I adhered the card front onto the white card with foam adhesive, making sure that the blue stripes peeked through the die cut sentiment. I used foam adhesive again to adhere the cap strategically over the R.

I was going to be finished at this stage but the car was calling out for something more. I decided to adhere 3 sequins randomly on the card front and use a Wink of Stella glitter pen on the hat. Can you see the shimmer? I really like how this card came out and it was fun to do.


My next card is one I created using scraps from my desk. I often die cut more then I need and then put them aside. I decided I had enough pieces from another project to make a card.

The first thing I did was mist an Aqua Mist die cut panel using two different shades of shimmer. Because I was impatient, I used my heat gun to dry the mist so I could get on with the next step of adhering the doilies to the panel that were die cut from the same color card stock. The card front was then adhered to an Aqua Mist card base.

On a strip of patterned paper, I stamped a sentiment and then adhered it to the card. My last step was to adhere the vellum butterfly and the button threaded with twine.

 I figure that I can use this card for a birthday or a graduation. Butterflies symbolize so many things-change is one of them. Your life definitely changes after you graduate!!! I haven't decided what I will do with it but I am sure that something will come to me.

I thank you all for browsing today. Have a fabulous beginning of the week.




Taunya Butler said...

The first card is UBER cool with that cool striping behind the diecut word!! Pops of awesome that's what that card is!! The second card is soft and beautiful and just right for sending to a dear friend whose friendship settles on you like a warm blanket!! Both awesome card shares - so thanks for sharing your brilliance with me!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You make the BEST graduation cards, Nora! I've been going back and forth trying to pick a favorite, but I love them all!! This will be my resource for any future graduation card inspirations I need!!

Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Beeson said...

Your tone on tone is wonderful!

Kim S said...

Love them both! The stripes behind the "congrats" are a fantastic, fun look. And the doilies in Aqua Mist are lovely. The vellum butterfly is a perfect touch.