A Graduation Card for Global Design Project 092

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot #graduation #handmadecard #watercolor

A Graduation Card for Global Design Project 092

I love playing along with the Global Design Project and their wonderful challenges! The designers are fabulous and today I get to CASE one of my favorites, Stampin’ Up! Artisan, Steffi Helmschrott.  She is an idol of mine, I LOVE her style and creations.  So, for Global Design Project 092 | Case the Designer, I went with a graduation card…mainly because I needed one.  Although my graduation card does not do her card justice, it was inspired by her art.  I love her watercolor ‘pencil-sketch’ look and wanted to attempt to have the same feel with my card.  I would have loved to implement the jar into my creation, but I couldn’t see it for a graduation card…and my favorite set to use for graduation is the Number of Years Stamp Set and Coordinating Large Number Framelits.

Global Design Project #GDP092 Case the Designer Steffi Stampin' Up! Artisan

Isn’t her artwork stunning? The way the bow on the jar looks 3-D just from her shading is amazing…and the jar looking like she hand sketched it…ugh, I have to try that technique.  The elements I CASEd (Copy And Selectively Edit) are the following:

  • Watercolor Shading (around the card elements)
  • Perfect White Accents (same sizes and locations)
  • Banner (Happy Graduation)
  • Striped DSP Mat Behind the Focal Layer

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot #graduation #handmadecard #watercolor

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut to 5.5 in x 8.5 in and scored / folded at 4.25 in to make a standard A2 sized card.
  • The piece of Designer Series Paper is from the Pick a Pattern DSP pack.  It had the stripes I was looking for and the color I needed (Crushed Curry). It was cut to 4.125 in x 5.375 in and adhered with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • A piece of Watercolor Paper was cut to 5.125 in x 3.875 in.  I stamped the numbers in Night of Navy Classic Ink on the watercolor paper.  I then took an Aqua Painter and pulled some of the color out so that it would create a watercolor shadow to the numbers I would be adding later.  I did the same for the Happy Graduation Sentiment on the left side.  It was adhered to the DSP with Foam Adhesive Strips to give it some extra lift off the card base.
  • I used Crushed Curry Classic Ink for the Numbers and stamped them onto Watercolor Paper.  I then took an Aqua Painter to blend the ink around a little more…I LOVE the result.  I then zipped it through the Big Shot with the Coordinating Large Number Framelits.  I adhered them with the all new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Happy Graduation Sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.  I cropped it out quickly with the Coordinating Classic Label Punch and adhered it with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I watercolored a touch of Night Of Navy to the outside of the border to add more dimension.
  • Perfect White Accents and the Congrats were added as final touches to the card.

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot #graduation #handmadecard #watercolor

The supplies needed for this card were minimal..and most are a staple in my collection…but then, I seem to say that for everything…it seems if Stampin’ Up! makes a product, it becomes a ‘staple’ of mine.

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I add a lot of photos to my post because I believe images are important to showcase the card.  Different angles help the viewer to grasp the makeup of the creation and assist with a CASE of their own.

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Need more graduation card ideas?  Here is a link to another from a previous blog post:  A Graduation Card Using Large Numbers Framelits!

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So Many Shells Seas the Day!

Stampin' Up! All New So Many Shells and Burlap Background Stamps, Paired together they make a beautiful Seas the Day Card. See More on my Blog, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shells #handmadecards #steshabloodhart

So Many Shells Seas the Day!

I have so many new goodies in my stamp room, I am having a hard time picking what to use next.  With some help from the Pals, I decided to go with So Many Shells and the new background stamp, Burlap. Soft colors are more likely to mimic real sea shells and I wanted them to look as natural as they could. I love the soft look of this card, but my next card with this set will be bright and bold!  I am already envisioning it!

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The colors I decided to go with on this card were:  The All New 2017-2019 In-Color Powder Pink, and two colors from the Subtles Family: Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky.  My base or as I put it, “add-on” color, is Crumb Cake as I think it closely represents the natural color of sand.

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I think this color combination is fabulous and just brings a beach feel when looking at the card. Please take the time and Pin any picture on this page to your Pinterest Boards. You can do so by hovering over the picture and clicking on the  Pinterest Pin It Save Button button in the upper left hand corner. You can see all my Pinterest Boards Here:  Stampin’ Hoot! Pinterest Boards.  Note: You need to be viewing this post on my blog and not from the email in order to pin to Pinterest.

Stampin' Up! All New So Many Shells and Burlap Background Stamps, Paired together they make a beautiful Seas the Day Card. See More on my Blog, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shells #handmadecards #steshabloodhart

Card Details: 

  • The card base is Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in to make a ‘stand tall’ A2 card that fits into a Medium Whisper White Envelope.
  • The next layer I used the Burlap Background Stamp with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.  With the help of our Stampin’ Trimmer, I trimmed it down to 4 in x 5.25 in and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment Seas the Day is stamped on a 4 in x .75 in piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I first stamped it in Crumb Cake Classic Ink and then again slightly offset using Soft Sky Classic Ink to give it a layered look.  See the pic below.
  • The shells were stamped first with the colors shown above and then again with the 2-step stamp in Crumb Cake.  They were fussy cut with the Paper Snips, then adhered to the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (in Whisper White) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The All New Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon was wrapped and adhered to the circle prior to placing it on the card.
  • Linen Thread, one of my favorite accessories, and a Glitter Enamel Dot were added as a final touch.

Stampin' Up! All New So Many Shells and Burlap Background Stamps, Paired together they make a beautiful Seas the Day Card. See More on my Blog, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shells #handmadecards #steshabloodhart

Here are a few more views of the card so you can better see colors and dimension.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment on this post.  I am more than happy to help!

Stampin' Up! All New So Many Shells and Burlap Background Stamps, Paired together they make a beautiful Seas the Day Card. See More on my Blog, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shells #handmadecards #steshabloodhart

The sentiments and fonts that are in the So Many Shells Stamp Set are GORGEOUS! I love the mixture of script and print.  You can see the Stamp Set in my store by clicking on the picture below.

Stampin' Up! So Many Shells Stamp Set Item # 143695

Stampin' Up! All New So Many Shells and Burlap Background Stamps, Paired together they make a beautiful Seas the Day Card. See More on my Blog, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shells #handmadecards #steshabloodhart

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A Graduation Card Using Large Numbers Framelits!

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot

A Graduation Card Using Large Numbers Framelits!

We have a graduation party today and I needed to make a graduation card quickly!  It’s always fun to go with the school colors.  River Falls Wildcats colors are very close to Night of Navy and Crushed Curry and I think they did the job perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot

I love the stamp from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set that I used behind the numbers.  It reminds me of celebration confetti or fireworks, especially when stamped in the coordinating colors.  I also love the new Tabs for Everything Stamp Set.  It gives you so many fun small word options.  I used that for the Celebrate, Stars and Congratulations on the left side.  The Happy Graduation is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and which coordinates perfectly with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and Classic Label Punch (a staple in my collection).

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The new Mini Chevron ribbon in Crushed Curry was exactly what I needed for this card.  It is also available in Bermuda Bay and Old Olive.  So easy to work with!

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits Dies are Perfect for a Quick Graduation Card of any Color! Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot

Time to head off to our graduation party!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  It is beautiful weather here in WI!  I am ready to get outside and enjoy it!

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My FREE HOOT LOOT for June is Glitter Enamel Dots! See how to earn Free Monthly Hoot Loot by clicking on the photo below:

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My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha