Today I’m sharing a quick graduation card that could be used for a male or female. I used the Pure Gumption stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the sentiment and images. I’d thought about “girling” this up a bit by adding Silver Glimmer Brads, but opted for a more unisex version with the Silver Mini Brads. I hope that I’m not way too late with this graduation card for you, the kids are still in school for 3 more weeks in Portland!
My card design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #87 sketch.
I started by stamping the Pure Gumption sentiment on a Midnight Muse panel in VersaMark ink, then I sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and I heat embossed it. I adhered it to a panel of Brushed Silver card stock with SNAIL, then placed three Silver 1/8″ Mini Brads in the lower right corner. I adhered the layered panel to the Midnight Muse card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I adhered a panel of Print Poetry DSP to a panel of Brushed Silver card stock, then to the card front with SNAIL. I stamped the graduation caps in VersaMark ink on Midnight Muse card stock, sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them. I punched the cap images out with my 1-3/8″ Circle Punch and adhered them with SNAIL to Brushed Silver card stock circles that I’d cut with my Circles #2 Die. I placed a Silver 1/8″ Mini Brad through the center of each cap, then adhered the layered circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the graduation cap image in Midnight Muse along the bottom of the Whisper White panel inside the card to finish it.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Pure Gumption (126315 wood, 126317 clear)
Dies & Punches: Circles #2 Originals Die (114526); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860)
Embellishments: Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131); Silver 1/8″ Mini Brads (122941)
Ink: VersaMark Pad (102283)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Heat Tool (129053)
Card Stock & Cuts: Midnight Muse (126843) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, two 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Brushed Silver (100712) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 4″ panel; Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (only available until May 31 – 129312) – 2″ x 4″ panel
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
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