Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but with both kids attending graduation parties, I've run extremely low on cards. They only have a few more left, but I am ready to go with this fun card!!!
It all started with the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge!
In my first order from the new catalog, I ordered the Pure Gumption stamp set. Besides the classic cap image, it also features some wonderful graduation sentiments. T
his stamp set was a no-brainer for my household since there'll be so many graduations in our future (community college graduations and then university graduations every year for the next four years).
I kept the colors fun and bright. The base card is Daffodil Delight. I cannot wear yellow because it makes me look sallow. So, I get my yellow fix in my stamping!!! I just love Daffodil Delight. It's bright but not "in your face" obnoxious like Yoyo Yellow used to be!
Layer #2 is some fun Tangerine Tango patterned paper from the Summer Smooches dsp pack.
My focal layer begins with the caps. They are stamped with Basic Gray (and also watercolored with my Aquapainter). The edges of the cardstock are pierced using the new Essentials Piercing Pack.
The bottom of the focal image starts with Baja Breeze cardstock. The bottom corners are rounded with my Corner Rounder punch. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray ink in the bottom left corner.
The seam of the cardstocks is covered with some of the new Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon.
For my circle elements, I grabbed another new stamp set called "A Fitting Occasion". This stamp set has different circle elements with little items that can be placed in the center. I thought the owl was quite complimentary to the graduation theme!!!
Well, I am off to start the weekend!!! It's supposed to be hot and steamy here again. The weather radio just went off letting us know that storms are in the forecast. Oh, it's gonna be a fun night!!!!! NOT!!!!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!! If you get the chance, I hope you'll stop by the Stamping 411 blog and check out what the other operators have been up to!!!!