Monday, June 6, 2011

Graduation Card

This graduation card was created for sweet Rachel.

I created this card for the Bo Bunny Card Challenge Tuesday Sketch using the fabulous June "Seaside Cottage" Kit from Scrap-Friendzy.

Here is the sketch:

Techniques used:
The scalloped medallion is a piece of sheet metal that I die cut with a Spellbinder's Nestability die. You could use any kind of die cut machine (I've never tried cutting it on my Gazelle (similar to a Cricut). Be sure to select a die shape that will fit into the die folder, so the entire sheet of metal will be embossed.  Once embossed, I dabbed with alcohol inks until I achieved this mottled appearance.

I stamped two different butterfly images on Bo Bunny Double Dot Almond paper, & the celebrate image on Double Dot Ocean paper. Then I fussy cut the images.

A border was punched from the Ocean Dot paper then inked for dimension. The base of the card is Almond Dot, and I cut a section of Gabrielle Dot for the card background. A length of Aquamarine Double Dot ribbon tops the card.

Here is a shot of the inside of the card:

Here you can see the dot side of the almond Double Dot paper, and the mat for the sentiment is more of the Ocean Double Dot Paper.

Products used for this card:
Bo Bunny Papers: Gabrielle Dot, Double Dot ~ Almond, Double Dot ~ Ocean
Bo Bunny Ribbon ~ Aquamarine
Cloud 9 ~ 4x8 Butterfly Stamp
Stampendous ~ Sentiment Stamp
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone
Craft Store Purchase ~ 36 gauge sheet metal
Ranger Alcohol inks: Denim, Ginger, Oregano
EK Success Punch ~ Acanthus Leaf
Martha Stewart Corner Punch Topiary
Nestability ~ Lacy Circle Die
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ~ Hello Friend
Gift from my friend, Jessie ~ Graduation stickers
Stash Scrap ~ Cream cardstock for sentiment

Look at this fabulous "Seaside Cottage" June Kit being offered by Scrap-Friendzy. If you are interested in purchasing one, check here for more details.

I am blessed to be Scrap-Friendzy's featured design team member of the month to create with this gorgeous kit, so stay tuned for some "Seaside Cottage" layouts coming soon.

I have also entered this card in the following:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #92 - John 13:34-35 ~ include something new: My new technique is the combo of die cut sheet metal/embossing folder/alcohol ink. I also used two new stamp sets - the butterflies and the sentiment. **
CES Challenge Blog Challenge #39 - Clean and Simple **
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #134 - Texture: Embossed sheet metal with alcohol ink, ribbon**
Desert Island Crafts Challenge #9 - Recipe - Use 3 from list: I used 4) pull out your scraps. All the papers but the card base are scraps from other projects and the butterfly images were cut from scraps from the card base paper. 7) 2+ images. I used 4 images - 2 different butterflies and 2 sentiments - one on the front of the card and one inside. 10) Handmade embellishment. I created the scalloped medallion from a die cut piece of sheet metal and alcohol inks. **
ABC Challenge - V is for Variety - 3 different type of embellishments: 1) Stamped and fussy cut images 2) ribbon 3) die cut/embossed/alcohol inked sheet metal **
Tuesday Throwdown #51 - DIY Embellishments: I created the scalloped medallion **

Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Beautiful the vintage look it has and the colors are so pretty.

  2. Your card is just gorgeous, love the papers, textures and elements all used, colors are so pretty. :)Lori m

  3. Oh wow... this is beautiful! I love the sheet metal panel and the colors of this kit are yummy! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  4. Tracey, what a beautiful card! I really love the metal very Cool:)

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing, your work is amazing!!!


  6. Love all the texture on your card! Thank you for joining in on our Texture challenge at OSCC!

  7. Wow, great idea to use the nesties like that, love the background and all that texture too, it is just perfect for the challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx (One Stop Craft Challenge DT)

  8. very elegant card hun love it thank you for joining us at OSCC

    lolly DT

  9. what a beautiful card! I love everything about it. Good luck from Abby's DT!

  10. This is absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love the color and all your detail!!!

  11. Wonderful! I really love the sentiment on the inside - just fantastic :) Thanks for playing along at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.


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