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Quick and Easy Graduation Card

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you how you can create this quick and easy graduation card using lots of fun Lindy’s Stamp Gang colours. Let’s get started!

Step 1:

I started my card project by die cutting a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base, from watercolour paper. I then placed my stencil of choice (The Crafter’s Workshop TCW202s) over the panel and tapped on some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in “Bavarian Blue” and “California Poppy Gold”.

As you can see in the picture you don’t need a lot of powder, a tiny bit goes a long way!

Step 2:

Spray the panel with water, which makes the colour run, pay attention to not over spray since then the water will run underneath the stencil. You can add more colour if you feel this is necessary, I added a little bit of the yellow.

Step 3:

Take away the stencil carefully and start drying the panel with your heat tool. Half way dry I dabbed of the panel with a paper kitchen towel which left some greenish/turquoise mixed colours (where the yellow and the blue met).

Step 4:

Now that my background panel is ready I’m going to work on my other elements: for this I stamped several images from the Clearly Besotted stamp set “Let’s Roll” onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” embossing powder.

Next I coloured the images using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in “Mission Bells Brown”, “Opal Sea Oats”, “Rizzo’s Rowdy Red” and “Blazing Black” in combination with water and a small brush.

When the colouring was done I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll pen and then fussy cut the images leaving a small order.

Step 5:

To create some distance between the fussy cut image and the background I decided to cut a strip of vellum and stamp my sentiment on there using Versamark ink and heat embossing the text using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in “Midnight Gold”.

I also created a banner from the same watercolour paper that I used before to put behind the sentiment and I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching dark red card stock.

I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. Then I adhered the banner and wrapped the vellum sentiment strip around the combined rectangle panels adhering on the back using regular tape.

This combination I adhered to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and I finished the card adhering the fussy cut images on top also using foam tape.

Detail picture:

Lindy’s Products used:

- Magical Shakers: Bavarian Blue and California Poppy Gold;

-Magicals: Mission Bells Brown, Opal Sea Oats, Rizzo’s Rowdy Red and Blazing Black;

- Embossing Powders: Clearly Clear and Midnight Gold.

And that’s it for today’s fun graduation project! I wish you a creative day!

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