Rad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

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Simple card making at cathyzielske.com

Simple card making at cathyzielske.com

Today I’m revisiting a technique I have recently shared here on my blog (see this card) because I really believe you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you create! Who’s with me on this?

Simple card making at cathyzielske.com

I think using acrylic blocks to stamp a background is a really easy and fun way to create something beautiful and watercolor-y, but that also has a defined shape upon which to build your sentiments. There is a lot going on around Chez Zielske right now (read this post for an update!), and graduations are part of the next several weeks. Mama needs to make a bunch of grad cards, and that’s what I’m setting out to do using my new set called Rad Grad and the coordinating dies.

One question I’ve received about this stamp set is, “What is the domino-like stamp for?” And the answer: see the image below!

Simple card making at cathyzielske.com

You can use it to add a custom year for your grad card, or use it to design a complete card in and of itself! I’m stamping my dates right in the center of my envelopes because I’ll be attending grad parties in person this year. So many parties!

Here’s a video showing how I made the cards!

Thanks so much for watching today! Here’s to a fabulous graduation season!

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Cathy ZielskeRad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

8 Comments on “Rad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)”

  1. #1
    Kelli Nash

    I love these cards, Cathy! Such an awesome set. Someone super cool sure designed it. 😉 And I agree, revisiting our “best hit” techniques is worth the effort, time; and it’s FUN!!

  2. #2
    peppermintpenguin

    I don’t have ink. (mess, smell, issues I have ’em) I wonder if that would work with water colours (got a Primary School level Reeves pack I haven’t tried yet) or water based pens….

    They do look very good!!

      1. #2.1.1
        peppermintpenguin

        I’ll let you know if I get around to trying it! my papercraft space is my sewing workspace, and I’m trying to get back to my sewing work. But I want to play too!

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