Sunday, May 15, 2011

Graduation Card

I've made a couple of different graduation cards the past couple of weeks and decided to make another this evening...I'm never sure exactly how many announcements I'll get but this year I got quite a few.  I happened to be snooping around in the Basement Stamper's blog and she made a really great card following this sketch from Lisa Somerville who has provided it for a blog hop.

I decided to hop on and made this graduation card:
I used some basic black cardstock for the base of the 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card.  I had some striped graduation paper scraps so uses some of that to make my striped layers across the bottom.  I used  a Nestabilities die for the lacy scalloped circle (I LOVE THAT SET!) with some metallic paper with a nice sheen....then used the Studio G sentiment with some StazOn on a scalloped circle (done with a Fiskars punch).  To finish it off I used a few metal nail heads and adhered them with my iRock.  I love how the big scallop circle is only partially showing...and is tucked behind the strips.  Love that look.
Oh and I also used my brand new just bought yesterday Recollections dotted line punch that I got at Michael's.  My verdict on the's great!  It even has a little closed receptable to catch your scraps!  Love little teensy pieces all over the table!
You can't see the inside but I cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped "Congratulations" with a Techniques Tuesday stamp with Versamark and used some Zing Metallic Finish embossing powder...and no, my friends, I didn't burn anything! I promise!!! 
I'll stick a little check inside this card for the recipient.  How can she NOT like it?  :)
Happy Crafting!

And here is the blog hop!


  1. Wonderful graduation card, love the addition of the metallic papers! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  2. Great Graduation card. I love the metallic look and that cool punch (I've got to check that one out). Glad you joined in on the BC Challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

  3. Congrats to you on a bee-utiful graduation card & the recipient of the card. I especially like the metallic sheen.

  4. What a great card- and a perfect grad card. The metallic touch and the strips with the sentiments on them are perfect!

  5. Love the card and the inspiration. I bought a couple of embellishments to make a card from my graduating niece. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to make something this week that looks even half as good as all of the cards you are sharing!

  6. I love this metallic paper and what a perfect graduation card. So happy you joined us at Blogger's Challenge-you made my day!

  7. Fantastic card for a graduation! I also love the use of metallic paper!

  8. Great grad card love the colors you choose!


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