I think it is my last graduation anyway. You never know! My youngest daughter is graduating from Cedarville University (Ohio) on Saturday and it is such a bittersweet moment for me. I am so proud of her and so happy she is reaching this milestone in her life but now our nest will truly be empty. She is going to remain in the Dayton, Ohio area with her 2 sisters (Cedarville alums). *sniff, sniff*. That's the sad part. The happy part is that all 3 girls are independent and establishing a life of their own - gainfully employed, active in their church, making good choices and surrounded by good friends. Plus they love being together and I love that!
This is the card I made for her. I think I overdid the brads! Lol. Cedarville's colors are Blue and Gold so I went with Brushed Gold cardstock and Brilliant Blue. The stamp is Happy Grad (Summer Mini). I just love this stamp because the saying says it all.
To make the card I ran the card base through the Big Shot with the soon to be released embossing folder called Square Lattice. It makes such a cool background! Then I inked part of the image with Gold ink and the rest with Brilliant Blue. The gold embossing powder stuck to the gold ink but not the Brilliant Blue. Cool huh? And then I went brad happy! Brilliant Blue is retiring so I am trying to use up all of those Brilliant Blue brads I have. I almost succeeded with this card! lol.
The graduation cap: I just hand cut it, added a black brad and some blue hemp twine(retired) I had.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
- Happy Grad - Summer Mini
- Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Shimmery White cardstock
- Gold and Brilliant Blue ink
- Gold embossing powder
- Brilliant Blue brads and 1 Black Brad
- Big Shot and Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Blue Hemp Twine (retired)