Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am make some unique graduation cards for a very unique time. Right now nothing feels or looks normal, so crafting a few high school graduation cards in the traditional way seemed inappropriate. So I thought, it might be fun to create a unique look for these graduates who are learning to grow up too fast. I found that designer Suzanne’s A Way With Words Be Brave Bold Yourself die set was perfect for the look for which I was aiming.
Step One: Blend some water soluble ink over Watercolor Paper trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, and Frayed Burlap in an ombre corner to corner blend.
Step Two: Spray the Watercolor Paper with watercolor spray. I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose.
Step Three: Let the ink spray dry. I just love how this turned out and find the look a little romantic.
Step Four: Die cut the inked paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Five: Die cut the graduation sentiment from the inked paper with the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set. I choose to use the sentiment ‘Be Brave, Be Yourself’. The really cool thing about die cutting the way I have, is that you can make two separate cards from this one die cut. You can use the negative inked paper and the die cut works to create two unique cards.
Step Six: Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the inked cardstock to a piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.
Step Seven: Set the die cut sentiment back into the open spaces, and adhere the negative die cut pieces back into the open places using some Kids Choice Glue.
Step Eight: Adhere the the lavender cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. To finish the first card, add a few drop of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.
Here is the finished look of the first card using the negative pieces of the die cut from the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set.
Step Nine: To create the second card, die cut a second trimmed piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set. Adhere the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set die cut piece onto the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Ten: Add some heart stamping from Susanne’s A Way With Words Love & Hearts Collection stamp set using some pale purple ink. I used Distress Oxide ink in Victorian Velvet.
Step Eleven: Adhere the cardstock to an A2 card frame for the finished look.
I just adore how these two cards came out and think they will be a fun card for these special 2020 graduates. Are you creating cards for graduates this year? Are you creating a traditional looking card or are you creating a unique one to symbolize the uniqueness of these times? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
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