Saturday, November 07, 2009

Graduation cards

A friend of mine from work recently graduated, so I made some cards in celebration! Our school colors are gold and black, so in this first card, I used those colors with teal and maroon as accent colors. I love this graduation hat punch - it comes in very handy! I also really love using my spellbinders die cuts. I think layered cardstock looks fantastic, and the textured paper with the deep colors really works well here.

On the second card, I went a little wilder. I took a piece of gold cardstock and coated it with my xyron adhesive. After coating, I applied a variety of scraps to the paper. The exposed cardstock was still sticky, and I covered it with clear embossing powder and embossed. I learned this technique as part of the Club Scrap "carpet tape chronicles." I would recommend using the carpet tape for this technique, because I get the feeling that it is tackier (to hold more embossing powder) and more heat resistant. While I was embossing this cardstock, the scraps lifted off (but did reattach nicely when everything cooled back down).

The saying on this card "Another brilliant day life today, is just waiting on the wings" is from the Club Scrap Retreat kit 2008. I think it's a perfect saying for a graduation, since it is just the beginning of many wonderful days ahead.

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