Monday, June 12, 2017

Graduation Thank You Cards

Hello Y'all!

Last Saturday my middle child graduated from high school. I can't believe I only have one left to go. Time truly does fly! My son was blessed with gifts and cards from many family and friends which equates to Momma's reason to make cards. Yeah! His school colors are yellow and blue. I started by creating the background using Lawn Fawns Hats off to You stamp set. The graduation cap was the perfect size. I created some backgrounds using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb card stock. Heat embossing with yellow Ranger embossing powder. Next, I adhered the background to Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 card stock cut to A2 size.





















I chose to use the All About You dies from the Concord & 9th May release. Love this release! At the time of this post they still have the complete sets available here  to purchase. The June release is fabulous also. I will definitely have several post using this release.

Back to this card.. the "You"die from the set cuts the outline and center separate along with an area in the center of the "O" for three hearts to sit in the center.  The size was perfect for the cards. I changed the outline colors depending on the color of the background. For the blue I used Lawn Fawn blue jay cardstock and the yellow was a sheet of paper I had in my stash. 

The "thanks" die is beautiful and quit delicate which balanced out the bold "you" perfectly. I decided to create dimension with the thanks by cutting a piece of adhesive fun foam to put behind it. I also added Stick It Adhesive to the other side of the foam. If you have not used Stick It Adhesive you are defiantly missing out. It is inexpensive and last forever. Anything that creates a sticker has to be great!  I have found the easiest way to add foam to delicate die cuts is to pick it up and manipulate it in your hands. I have tried laying it on my craft table and I struggle. Any other suggestions of techniques that work for you please leave a comment, ideas are ALWAYS welcome!

 


Once I got the "thanks" and "you" added I used Ranger multi medium matte to adhere the hearts. After giving it a glitter bath with Wink of Stella I added glossy accents to the tiny hearts. I loved the card as is, but decided it needed something...Nuvo crystal drops in dandelion yellow to the rescue! I added small drops to the tops of the caps and now it was complete. Son approved as well!




Video of a card similar is located below:







Have a fabulous day!! 

-Heather 


Products used: SSS- Simon Says Stamp AMZ-Amazon





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