This week has been jam packed full of activities. School is ending which means awards assemblies, graduations, and parties. Yesterday my oldest "graduated" from middle school. He is absolutely adamant that it's not a graduation but rather a "promotion." He says you only graduate from high school or college, not middle school. So in honor of his "promotion," I made him this card.
I had to make sure his card was masculine, yet had nothing to do with graduation. No diplomas, graduation caps, etc. He was very pleased with the card and that's what counts.
The inspiration for the card came from a card I saw a long time ago by Laurie Schmidlin. I also used this sketch challenge.
I inked up the stamp on my Versamark pad and then on the colored ink pad. I stamped it and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love using this technique to emboss in any color ink pad I own. Just be sure to clean your stamp between each stamping. Otherwise your Versamark pad will be extremely colorful.
I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the inside of my card. I finished it off by using a ruler and a Chocolate Chip marker to add the lines around the edges.
I'm off and running. Since it's the last day of school that means they also get out early. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Paradise, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Buttons (Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz), Clear Embossing Powder, Glue Dots