Welcome to the weekend! I have a couple of cards to share today for some high school grads. I was inspired by this month's card sketch at Stick It Down:
I have been loving the beautiful results I get from using alcohol inks on vellum, so that is the technique I used here for my backgrounds. Since both graduates had schools with navy as one of their colors, I started by inking the vellum with navy (which was actually a mixture of a bright blue and black alcohol inks. I then cut the larger piece in half and went back and added some silver to the one on the left and gold to the one on the right. I made banners from coordinating paper and then stamped and heat emboosed the sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the images on navy cardstock and fussy cut them. The flower for the card on the looked a little small when I put in on the card, so I took another stamp from the same set and stamped and heat embossed a larger flower directly on the card and layered the smaller one over it.