Hello friends. Because I needed another graduation card, and because I STILL had the "Life is Beautiful" stamp set out, I decided to combine the two along with the challenge this week at Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday". Dawn McVey has a great video on how to do a technique called debossing, and I love it! Quick and easy, and adds a really nice touch to the backgrounds of your cards. Here's what I came up with:
I started by stamping the smaller butterfly from "Life is Beautiful" with Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, & Winter Wisteria inks (all PTI), and then did the debossing (click to enlarge the pictures to see better). I used the same graduation stamp again from Paper Inspiration that I used on a couple cards I showed you last week, and also stamped and debossed a butterfly over the sentiment. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I also debossed a few butterflies there too. (yes, this technique is a tad bit addictive!) I layered and pop dotted my sentiment to the background and added a graduation cap (PTI die) and some bakers twine to finish. My friend asked for a "girly" graduation card, so I think this will fit the bill nicely!! :0)
Make sure you check out all the other great entries and Dawn's video over on Nichole Heady's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful Thursday. (We're babysitting Beamer today, so 3 dogs is making our house just a bit wild! My youngest (19) asked if this is what it was like when she and her 2 sisters were little, and gave a big groan when I said "yup"! :0)