Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We're still praying for rain here in Indiana, and praying for the rest of our nation as well! Until it cools down, I have plenty to do inside.....like play in my stamp room!!!
This is a graduation card I made for my 2nd cousin, Taryn, who just graduated....her fave colors are purple and black, so I instantly thought of the mirror paper which I picked up from the ODBD show booth last year. To create the frame, I cut the eggplant piece at 5-1/4 x 5-1/4, then centered a Spellbinders Square Nestabilities die, holding it in place with some scotch tape while running it through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur. The Grand Calibur is not only big enough to cut several things out at a time, but there is rarely a need to use the embossing mat since the pressure during the cutting embosses it too! Yay! The black inside mat to the frame was cut out in black mirror paper with the next smallest square die. The white cardstock mat was stamped with the Our Daily Bread designs "Bird Border and Corners" set, the scripture is from "For the Graduate", and the congrats sentiment is from the "As You Graduate" set. The "Italian Flourish" doily and "Exotic Butterfly Small" are from Cheery Lynn Designs......Our Daily Bread designs carries quite a few of their detailed cutting dies....you'll have to check them out!
I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: I chose this lavender body butter from the Indulgence by SV Soaps Etsy store.....their soaps look like desserts.....check them out!!!;
Splitcoast's newly dubbed Queen For The Day, Angela aka Arizona Maine....wow, what an amazing gallery......I chose this gorgeous card because of the layout and cut out frame;
ABC Challenge: S = Surprise = Anything Goes
Moxie Fab "Congratulations Challenge": create a congrats card.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'As You Graduate', 'For The Graduate', 'Bird Border and Corners', 'Scripture Collection 2' (inside card);
Cardstock: Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Purple and Black Mirror Paper (from the ODBD Stamp Show Booth);
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Elegant Eggplant;
Accessories: Spellbinders Square Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn Designs' 'Italian Flourish' and 'Exotic Butterfly - Small' dies, Cropodile (to punch 'faux' brads from the mirror paper), foam tape;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't seen it yet, there is a brand new color of Flower Soft which Our Daily Bread designs has added to their store.....there is a Flower Soft sale this week as well....all Flower Soft products are 10% off!!! Have a very blessed week!