Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Grad cards

This is my last two cards, Wow 4 graduations in one year in our family is quite crazy, I am thinking next year we only will have one, but not sure on that.

I went again with their school colors and since I was running out of time decided to do both of them the same.

First the school colors are red and white, so I went with embossing the stamp, which happens to be flowers but we are going to say they are fireworks, shhhh. Then applied the red ink on top, well as you can see my ink was not covering very good it was looking too pink and I was running out of patience so I took ink pad to card directly and it left a few marks but it makes it look a bit more rustic we will say :)

I tried the eclipse technique, can you see the Congrats in the middle of the card, I cut out the Grad from tile dies and applied them too, it looks much better in person.

Heidi Grace - Winnefred St. stamp, white embossed, red ink background
Memory Box - Parker Upper Alphabet and Alphabet tile letters dies

Next this great nephew graduated from the same High School I went to and our colors are Blue and Gold, now this gold isn't the right color, our gold is a little more yellow but I didn't have that color so we went with actual gold embossing, doing the same technique as above but instead of using just two layers I used 4 and that looked a lot better.

I also used the inside of the letters from the previous tile dies and colored them with gold marker and added it to this card.

Heidi Grace - Winnefred St. Stamp embossed in gold
Taylored Expressions - Whimsy #s die
Memory Box - Alphabet tile letters die (inner portion)Colored w/Pilot Gold marker

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Debbie said...

i like them both connie and think it is so special that you are using their school colors....

i don't need to see them in person to know they are both amazing!!! you did a great job!!!

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!How beautiful!!!

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aussie aNNie said...

Two brilliantly made grad cards her.x

Donna Ellis said...

fabulous cards, Connie - and 4 graduations is a bunch! How exciting for the graduates. Your family always sounds like a dream come true to me. Close and Loving - and encouraging one another with appreciation. Wishing you and the grads a wonderful celebration. hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

I immediately assumed those were fireworks. Great thinking, Connie! I sure can see your hidden word and it looks awesome. Also, the inking of the red card gives it an artistic quality. Love how you were able to use the letters for your second card. Gosh, it would be handy to have those alphabet dies!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It always works to use the school colors. Great cards, I like the use of die cuts in both.

Janice said...

Fabulous graduation cards, love the eclipse effect!

Donna Phelan said...

Great eclipse card, aren't they so fun to make, they really make an impact! Love the gold embossing on your 2nd one too! 4 in one year, that's a busy summer!

Lowcarb team member said...

A very good idea to go with the school colours.

All the best Jan

Beth Norman said...

Fabulous grad cards. It still surprises me just how many cards you make for family. I'll bet you are well loved.