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Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Guy Greetings Graduation Card

Today I was still playing with the "Open Panel" Technique. It's so fun and it's a great way to use up the smaller pieces of decorative paper you have laying around.  You can see my first card along with the measurements and instructions here. I made sure the "here" link is working.  I'm notorious for not adding it!!  But I thank my readers for reminding me it isn't working!! Someone has to watch me, I can't watch myself all the time!!! LOL 

For my card I used some scraps from the "Neutrals" Decorative Paper Stack.  Since I was making this card for a female, I was able to use the flowered paper.  The flowered paper used here is Smoky Slate.  I wanted something lighter than the black.  It would have been too dark.  I have no idea what the school colors are, we just got a photo invitation.  It's for a very distance cousin whom I've never met in my life!! So hopefully they won't be concerned with the colors!!

The hat was a framelit die that a friend of mine had brought over.  I used some retired black glitter paper to make it.  I set the hat in place using Dimensionals.  I had cut out several of them for future use.  It's always good to have a few extra cards on hand.

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped them with black Memento ink.  I did use the new Basic Black ink and after taping the back I turned it over and set it on the layer, I ran my finger across the words to get it to stick better and the ink smeared.  I thought it was dry.  It looked dry and it had plenty of time to dry.  I was very disappointed and got out the Memento ink.  I taped it in place, no Dimensionals.

It was a pretty easy card to make.  I wish Stampin' Up! would come up with some celebration dies like that.  Maybe some shamrocks, Easter eggs, pumpkins, etc.  You get the picture. But I do especially like this graduation cap.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


2 comments:

Chantel Figueroa said...

Super cute card...Any idea what company the die from your friend was from? I have spent 2 days searching for a graduation hat die and the couple that are out there I really am not liking...The one on your card i love!!! Hello SU opporunity!lol

Wanda Pettijohn said...

I do not know what die the hat is called or what company made it, sorry. I do know it's not just the hat die, there's other things on the die. They are all in one piece. I'm not sure if they can be taken apart and used individually but my friend wanted them left whole.