Monday, February 24, 2014

Pomp & Circumstance - another Graduation Card

Here's another graduation card using the Pomp and Circumstance stamp set from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! This card also uses the Peekaboo Big Shot Die for an interactive element on the card front. This sentiment pair really works well with the Peekaboo Die. I've been on an embossing kick lately and this card has lots of Heat Embossing, too.

I randomly stamped the cap/tassel image in Silver Encore Ink and Silver Embossing Powder onto the background piece of Brushed Silver cardstock. Then I stamped the two sentiments in Basic Black Craft ink onto pieces of Brushed Silver cardstock. These are also Heat Embossed, with Black Embossing Powder. This is good time to use your Embossing Buddy to prevent any stray pieces of Black Embossing Powder from taking away from the crisp embossed image.

The Curly Label Peek-A-Boo Frame is die cut from Basic Black cardstock, using the Standard Crease Pad in lieu of the top cutting plate. I also used a Shim underneath this sandwich to help create enough pressure to cut and score, but not so much pressure than it cuts everything. This can vary a little from machine to machine, so you'll have to see if you need a shim or not with your Crease Pad. The Crease Pad does help ensure a nice score line, which is part of the peekaboo window. Here's what my sandwich looks like, although with Black cardstock on the black Die, with a black Crease Pad, it's probably hard to see detail. The bottom piece is a cardboard shim, one of the pieces of light weight cardboard that comes with each of the Big Shot Dies.

Stamps: Pomp and Circumstance
Cardstock: Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Ink: Silver Encore, Basic Black Craft Ink
Accessories: Peekaboo Frames Die, Black Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Mini Silver Brads.

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