Friday, October 10, 2008


I made this card for my stepmom - her nephew graduated from high school with a great scholarship. It's based off of this sketch from The Little Paper Shop.

I started with black cardstock for the base, and embossed it with the Congrats CB embossing folder. I embossed the entire card (both sides) but covered up the majority of the front with the patterned paper.

I used my 1 1/4" square punch for the gold-ish squares (handmade paper from Costco) and a 2" square punch for the black square. I used the Congrats embossing folder again, this time for the smaller red square. I managed to get just the one sentiment ("So proud") by rolling the folder through until I could see that it had made it past those letters. Then I rolled it back again, so that it didn't emboss the phrase that was underneath. I used my sanding block to reveal the white core of the paper. A few stickers completed the main image.

For the lower sentiment, I used my wide oval punch and the argyle CB embossing folder, again sanding to reveal the white core. Then I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, then immediately in black ink, and then stamped on the white paper. This is a technique I picked up from Michelle Zindorf. I used clear embossing powder and my heat gun. I rounded the corners, then added the fun little motarboard hat brads. I had to use the other brads in the photo, because I think they're adorable!

Stamps: Calligraphy Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: pp (Memory Block), black, red, white cardstock, handmade paper (unknown)
Accessories: sanding block, Wide Oval punch (SU), 1 1/4" punch (EK Success), 2" punch (Marvy), Congrats and Argyle CB embossing folders, CB (Provocraft), stickers (Jolee's), brads (Forever in Time)


Carolyn King said...

Great card! (love the photograph props too)!

Julia said...

This is awesome!Thanks for playing along : )

Chelle said...

looks awesome!!

candy said...

cute card! great job!