Monday, April 26, 2010

Graduation Cards - Happy Grad

stampin up, happy grad stamp set, graduation cardsIt's getting to be that time of year - time to celebrate Graduations and Weddings. I made several cards for these type of celebrations over the weekend. I used a new set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog called Happy Grad. The Summer Mini Catalog starts on May 1st, so this is a bit of a sneak peak I guess.

I made about 15 Graduation cards and kept mostly to the Black and White color scheme with some silver and occasionally a bit of gold. As I made them my husband said they were 'girly', so here's one that I kept a little low key and hopefully it's not quite as 'girly.' I did add a few swirls from the edge of the Baroque Motif stamp set.

stampin up, graduation card{Inside}
Recipe: Stamps: Happy Grad, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Baroque Motif
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black Textured, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon Jet Black

Accessories:Circle Designer Brads, Wide Oval Punch

stampin up, graduation card, Happy GradHere's another graduation card I made using the Happy Grad stamp set. This card shows the full image of the stamp. In the card above, I only used the lower portion of the stamp on the front of the card. This card uses some pieces of the retired Designer Series Paper Night & Day. I only had some small scraps of it left from last fall, but those pieces worked great for this design.

I stamped the Happy Grad stamp in StazOn Jet Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I covered that with VersaMark Ink. Finally, a dusting of Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to give it lots of sparkle. Again I used the Baroque Motif stamp set for the swirls on the edge of the card, this time in Silver Encore Ink.

stampin up, graduation card{Inside}
Stamps: Happy Grad, Baroque Motif
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Silver Encore
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Vintage Brads (Silver), White Taffeta Ribbon

1 comment:

Love To Ink said...

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