Graduation season is upon us, friends. And no, Cole is not part of the graduating class of 2017! He has one more glorious year of high school left… and yes, I plan to savor the whole thing! That said, I have some nieces, nephews and friends who are moving on to the world after high school and so I wanted to design some all-purpose cards to serve as cute cash delivery vehicles.
A tip from someone on Instagram reminded me to try out Strathmore Bristol paper to achieve better results with ink blending and whaddya know? It helped this newbie get better results! True, it took me a long time (about 10 minutes per background) to get the blending to look right, but I swear that once the ink really settles into the paper, it smooths out a bit. I still have too heavy a hand with this stuff, but I’m getting just a teensy bit better with every try.
Here’s the tutorial showing how I made the pink version of the card.
I’m still really obsessed with the stackable shape dies, especially the ones I used on this card (Lawn Fawn’s Large Dotted Rectangles). I need to get the small set, too! I mention this in the video, but someone had asked me on social media how I managed to get the dotted look on the card base. It’s simply the largest die panel (4.25 x 5.5 inches) and you mount that onto a folded card base. Again, I love the look of those gorgeous dots and even margins.
Here’s to all of your graduating seniors. Sending hugs to all the mamas, papas and other guardians. You’ll get through it, trust me.