.... Hello again! The first of the special family events taking place this week is our daughter's graduation tomorrow at the University of Nottingham. We are so proud of Kat - she's graduating with a 2.1 in Politics and American Studies. Here's the card we are giving her (it's safe to share now, as Kat doesn't look at my blog):
Stamps: Gina K - Hats Off; Dare 2B Artzy - Wise Owl, Graduation
Inks: Archival - Forget-Me-Not, Vibrant Fuchsia; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versafine Clair - Nocture; Gina K - Stormy Sky
Dies: Gina K - Master Layouts 8; Hats Off
Accessories: White & Black Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Copic Markers
I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More - ATSM#450, and to Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#07.
This is a large card measuring 5" x 7". I created the background panel by stamping the smaller mortar board image in blue and pink (the colours from the BA hood that Kat will be wearing). I used a die to cut out the panel and layered it onto a black mat panel and added it to the note card. I stamped the larger mortar board image in Versafine ink, embossed with clear powder and used the matching die to cut it out. I did the same for the scroll, and the word 'grad' - I coloured the letters with Copic markers. I also cut the die cut pieces in black card, which I used to give dimension to the pieces. I stamped a sentiment directly onto the background panel and adhered the die cuts. Inside, I cut a black mat layer, and on the white panel stamped a greeting along with 'class of 2023' and another mortar board.
Next is the card that I made for my mum to give to Kat:
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy - Graduation; Gina K - Hats Off
Inks: Gina K - Lipstick, Tangerine Tango, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Turquoise Sea, Wild Wisteria, Passionate Pink; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Gina K - MLO2
Accessories: White & Black Card; Gina K Stencil - Fizzy; Clear Embossing Powder
I'm submitting this card to Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - HLSSC#07.
I placed the stencil onto a US A2 card and blended a rainbow of inks across in a diagonal. I die cut a piece of white card onto which I stamped a number of images to make the greeting, this was embossed with clear powder and layered onto a black mat and added to the card. Inside, I cut a black mat layer and on the white panel stamped a bold greeting and a bright pink mortar board.
That's all for now. I'll share some photos from the graduation later on. Take care.