Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Graduation Time

It's graduation time of year and I have several family members and neighbors graduating this May and June. This card is for my neighbor, Kevin. His party is this weekend but I am going ahead and posting his card now. I am pretty sure he doesn't read my blog!

The card sketch is from The Paper Players challenge 48.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Use the grad's school colors to determine your color scheme. Good ole Duluth High School's colors are purple, black, and white but this card would be easy to shift to another color scheme.
  • Embossing a layer adds interest but keeps the card in a masculine vibe.
  • Stamp off the globe image once to make a nice background for the bold sentiment.
  • Stamp the sentiment again in Concord Crush. Cut out and pop up the arrow to tie your color scheme together.
  • The cardstock arrows rotate so the grad can make them go any direction he chooses.

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  • Stamp Sets - Word Play (W 120308 , C 120651), The Open Sea (W 123030, C 123032), Teeny Tiny Wishes (W 115370)
  • Ink - Basic Black (101179), Basic Gray (109120), Concord Crush (119785)
  • Designer Series Paper - In Color Patterns (hostess) (121028)
  • Card Stock - Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044),  Concord Crush (119792), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Big Shot (113439)
  •  Accessories - Silver Brads (104336)
Keep on stamping!


  1. Wow, Sue! This is a fabulous take on my sketch. I love all the arrows and how you've used the Open Sea set for a graduation card--absolutely perfect with the "direction" sentiment! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!

  2. Oh my! Love your combination of colors! I'm going to make a note to try pairing those because they are just amazing together. I love the arrows that you added as well. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  3. This is beautiful, just another reason for me to get the Open Sea set. I love how you combined the two sets and the color combination is wonderful. Your neighbor will love the card!

  4. What a perfect graduation card! I love how you stamped the sentiment over the map. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. Sue, this is great! The color combo is fabulous and I just love the arrows repeated throughout the design. I wish my school colors were that pretty together. Such an awesome take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

  6. Beautiful graduation card and I love your idea to use the school colors. Beautiful inside the extra strip of DSP.

    ~Heidi at