Good morning everyone. Well, my baby boy is turning 18 and graduating all within the span of a week. So, instead of going out and buying pre-made cards to celebrate these two momentous occasions, I decided to make them myself. After all, I am a designer!
First, his graduation card. I look at life as a journey, something you should enjoy, so this card reflects that. He starts college in the fall and what a journey that will be!
I used Basically Bare Retro Arrows, Tim Holtz stamps, and washi tape.
I took one of the squiggly Retro Arrows, painted it with Art Anthology Black Leather Jacket Sorbet, and when that was dry, went back over it with Art Anthology Splashed Sorbet. I LOVE sparkle! The stamped vehicles were highlighted using a Tim Holtz Picket Fence Marker.
I then took one of the larger straight Retro Arrows and painted it with Art Anthology Jungle Green Sorbet.
For his birthday card, I found a sentiment in my stamps that really expresses what I feel when I think “my gosh, he’s going to be 18″. Where has the time gone?
For this card, I used another Tim Holtz stamp, but inked up just enough of it to fit inside my Basically Bare Film Strip from the Just Chippy Paparazzi set. I then embossed it with kaleidoscope embossing powder for sparkle. I stamped the clock inside the film strip while I held it in place so it would be centered.
I painted the Basically Bare Film Strip with Art Anthology Black Leather Jacket Sorbet and then with Splashed Sorbet. My son is really going to get some sparkly cards.
Here is a list of supplies I used:
Basically Bare Retro Arrows
Basically Bare Just Chippy Paparazzi
Stampers Anonymous Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set
Stampers Anonymous Photograph and Clock Stamps (I’ve had these for years and not sure what set they are from)
Art Anthology Black Leather Jacket Sorbet
Art Anthology Splashed Sorbet
Art Anthology Jungle Green Sorbet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Picket Fence
Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder