Welcome to the 2019 Kre8tors June Blog Hop and this month our theme is Dads & Grads. Here in the U.S., June is the month for celebrating graduations as well Father's Day. I hope that the projects that we have to share with you this month, will help you to create your own creations for family and friends.I decided to create a non-traditional Graduation card design that would work for both high school and college graduations. Recently I saw a card design by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Rick Adkins, using the new Daisy Lane Cling stamp set (item #149325) from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and it inspired me to create this card design.
Rather than using traditional school colors to create my card design, I chose to use Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce for a fresh, clean and simple look. I chose Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Shaded Spruce for the card front. I stamped the fern leaf image several times over the Shaded Spruce cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder. I really liked the way the Silver embossing popped against the Shaded Spruce cardstock to create a classically elegant background.
To create the sentiment, I heat embossed a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock measuring 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" with the small Daisy image and the sentiments from the stamp set, with Silver embossing powder. I layered this strip onto a strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock measuring 1 1/2" x 5 1/4", and attached the sentiment strip to the card front with Snail Adhesive. To finish off the card design, I added three Silver Pearls from the Metallic Pearls Pack (item #146282), next to the embossed sentiment.
This design works well as both a masculine and feminine graduation card design and to me, represents the transition from school to the next stage of life.
I hope that my card design will inspire you to explore creating your own projects and try out the new Daisy Lane stamp set. This stamp set coordinates with the Medium Daisy Punch, and when you order them as the Daisy Lane Bundle, you can save 10%. If you live in the U.S. and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.
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