My niece's daughter is graduating high school this coming week. Her school colors are navy, forest green, and silver. I decided to use those colors to create a striped background, with holographic cardstock being the silver. I love the way the background turned out. It was cut down with a stitched rectangle that would cover the front of an A2 cardbase. It was adhered in place with dotliner adhesive.
As with the other graduation cards I've made this year I used Simon Says Stamp Class Act stamp set and dies. This time I didn't stamp the cap and gown, but rather cut it from navy cardstock and added accents with a Copic Marker. Black sticky back foam was added to the back of the cap and gown to add dimension. When placing it on the striped background it looked okay, but it really blended in. To help it stand out on the card a panel of holographic cardstock was cut with a stitched rectangle. This was done by extending the length of the rectangle with partial die cutting. The cap and gown were adhered with liquid glue and a stamping block was placed on top while the glue dried. Once the glue was dry the panel was adhered to the striped card front with dotliner adhesive.
The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of the green cardstock and heat embossed silver. It was cut down with a Sion Says Stamp Sentiment Label die. The ends were cut to match the angle of the holographic rectangle. It was on an angle over the graduation gown with liquid glue. Sticky back foam was added to the ends of the sentiment strip for support where it overhung the gown.
Leftover strips where added to the corner of the envelope. The inside was stamped with one of the sentiments from the stamp set. The thermometer was filled in with a Metallic Pen and then stamped again with navy ink so the degree marks were visable.
· Simon Says Stamp Class Act
· Simon Says Stamp Strips 1 and 2
· Copic Marker B39
· Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
· VersaMark Ink
· Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Christmas Pine and In the Navy Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
· Lawn Fawn Holographic Metallic Cardstock
· Black Sticky Back Foam
· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle (Extended)
· Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
· ZIG Painty Silver Metallic Pen