Saturday, June 16, 2018

Graduation cards- Stick It Down

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.


  1. Both of those are great graduation cards. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  2. People always appreciate personalized cards, and using school colors is a fun way to achieve that! These are both really pretty cards. I love the backgrounds!!

    Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

  3. These are wonderful graduation cards...I love the embossed graduation hat/diploma/flower! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

  4. Great cards, they will love that you incorporated their school colors. Thanks for playing along with use at Stick It Down.