Hello friends! It's that time of year again where I need to have some graduation cards on hand. This year I decided to go the more classy/elegant route with my backgrounds with the large Center Cut Star stamped and embossed and then watercolored with metallics and then some whimsical and fun greetings to finish off the designs.
The Center Cut Star was stamped on Lawn Fawn Chili Pepper and Blue Jay cardstock using Simon Says Samp Embossing Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Two of the backgrounds were stamped with the full background and two were stamped after removing the star insert. All four backgrounds were watercolored with the Starry Colors White Gold and Champagne Gold watercolors and a water brush pen.
The Bravo Wafer Thin Die was used to die cut gold foil cardstock that was adhered to Fun Foam with Stick It Adhesive and adhered to the center of each star. Sentiments from the Messages For Everyday Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock with Lobster and Blue Jay inks, trimmed into thin strips, and adhered below the die cut greeting with foam adhesive.
Graduation caps from the Rad Grad Stamp Set were stamped with Lobster and Blue Jay inks, die cut with the coordinating Rad Grad Dies and adhered with foam adhesive to the design. Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard over the caps gives them a sparkly glittered finish.
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White finish the design.
For the remaining two cards, sentiments from Rad Grad and Messages for Everyday were stamped on smooth white cardstock. The Rad Grad greetings were die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered with foam adhesive. The graduation caps were finished just like the other two cards and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White added the finishing details.
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