Oh my goodness! I know so many young people that are graduating from school this spring. A niece, a nephew, a cousin, my son's good friend, AND my daughter, who is getting her master's degree! Lots of cardmaking!
This week's Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #62 gave me just the inspiration I needed! Betsy Veldman shows us how to start with a simple stamped card like the one above and then step it up by adding your choices of color, stamps and/or dies.
To the stamped card, I added stars by punching and gluing small stars in black and red. I added the bigger stars by cutting apart the PTI Super Star Borders dies. I raised the larger solid stars up a bit by gluing with mounting tape.
Finally, using more mounting tape, I glued the base to a longer card and added die cut letters.
For my niece, I used the same basic design for the first and second layers. I changed the colors to match her school colors. For the final layer I added an embossed scalloped layer under the book stamp that I cut out and glued with mounting tape. I stamped "Congratulations" on another layer and put that over the embossed layer. I even added some glitter to the mounted stars. Thanks Betsy, for the inspiration!
To see some inspiration for your own cards go to:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-All Booked Up, Studio g-Graduation, Stampibilities-The Paper Studio
Dies: Super Star Borders Die
Inks: Versafine-Onyx Black, Color Box-Fireberry
Punches: EK scallop punch, star punch
Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder, glitter glue