Saturday, July 14, 2018

It’s Been A While…

Hey y’all … it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I have no excuse other than the mojo took a little vacation.  The winter months are the hardest for me and this winter was a doozy.  We had ice storms and blizzards in April which is crazy.  But now I’m gearing up for summer with some time off work and I’m feeling a little craftier.

In June, my daughter asked me to make her a card for her piano student who was graduating.  I decided to go with black, grey, and white as the theme.

I set off to my favorite place for free digital paper – PixelScrapper – and found a really great striped paper to coordinate with a paper covered in “grad” text, and a diploma paper.  You can sign up for PixelScrapper for FREE which gets you 5 free downloads per day.  It’s awesome!

I used my Silhouette Cameo Designer Software to create the “Congrats Grad” embellishment.  Once I had it designed, I cut it several times on black paper and layered each one on top of the other.  I find the best way to adhere them together is to mount a Stick It Adhesive Sheet to my black cardstock before cutting.  Then I peel the backing off each die-cut piece and stick them together.  I layered them one on top of the other 4 times to get the thickness I desired.

To finish the embellishment off, I tapped my Versamark Inkpad all over the top of it, covered it with clear embossing powder and heat-set it to give it a shine.  I did that a couple of times for added depth.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside but I adhered a piece of white cardstock matted with black cardstock to the inside and added a banner using the grad text paper.

I hope you enjoyed this card and I look forward to sharing more with you again very soon.  Please, if you like what you see here, share the blog to your friends in the craft world.  I’d love to meet them.