Thursday, 29 May 2014

Graduation Cards

Every year thousands of young men and women graduate from university and this year my daughter will be one of them. I have been working on some graduation cards to try out our new range of graduation themed products.

The first was made using one of a collection of free background papers available from the website and a gorgeous miniature graduation cap and gown.

Hand made graduation card with miniature cap and gown

The background paper was cut slightly smaller than the DL card blank, adhered to the card and finished with gold peel off edging. The miniature cap and gown is adhered in the centre of the card with congratulation greetings above and below, one stamped and one using a peel off message. Both greetings are decorated with self adhesive pearls.

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The second card features a stamped 'hat toss' image and a tassel as a symbol from the graduation cap.

Hand made graduation card with hat toss stamp and tassel

I used a cream A6 card blank for the base, I stamped the 'hat toss' image in Cerualean blue onto pale blue card, hand cut around the shape, inked the edges with the same colour and fixed this to the bottom of the card. I cut a tag shape, attached a gold tassle and a gold ribbon bow and the message using gold peel off letters. I used a gold congratulations peel off at the top of the card to complete the message.

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Congratulations if you have someone graduating soon, I hope you like the cards and maybe got some ideas for designs of your own.

Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Quick Birthday Card with Die Cut Card Toppers

I don't always have a lot of time to spend making cards so find that die cut card toppers and sentiments are great when you need to produce something quickly.
Here I have used two die cut sheets from Little Claire, Garden Shelves for the main image and Circle Sentiments for the greeting.

I used Promarker pens to colour the circle sentiment to match the card toppers, which has been inked around the edges with a pink ink pad and mounted on turquoise card. You can't really tell from the photo but I used foam pads to stick the circle sentiment on to add some dimension to the card. It is finished off with a pink pearl in each corner.
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it.