We received a high school graduation announcement for the son of Michael's nephew. He lives in Marsh Valley, Idaho and so we went looking on the internet to find out the school colors. I had recently seen a video where Carissa Whiley used strips of colored paper to create a background for a die cut word. I also saw a video from Tina Smith where she created a graduation card and angled the sentiment. I thought combining those two elements would make a great graduation card for Tyson.
I cut red, white, and ocean blue cardstock strips using a Simon Says Stamp Strips dies. I decided to adhere them directly to the card front, but I wanted a little visual interest behind them, so the front of the white cardbase was dry embossing using the Stampin' Up Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder. The strips of paper were adhered to the card front with liquid glue, alternating red and blue, with a thinner strip of white between.
The cap and gown from Simon Says Stamp Class Act were stamped with Gina K. Designs Red Hot Ink onto some red cardstock. Once the stamping was complete they were cut out using the coordinating die. The dies were used to cut some red sticky back foam and the two were adhered together by removing the backing paper.
The sentiment was stamped with red ink and then cutout using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label. The ends were cut into flags by hand.
The cap and gown were adhered over the strips with liquid glue. The sentiment was adhered in place with both liquid glue and foam tape and the card was done.
· Simon Says Stamp Class Act
· Mama Elephant Congrats All Around
· Simon Says Stamp Strips 1 and 2
· Stampin’ Up Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder
· Gina K. Designs Red Hot Ink
· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Red Velvet and Powder Blue Cardstock
· Ranger Gold Stickles
· Red Sticky Back Foam
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
· Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label