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Graduation Project with a Hidden Tip!

by Janette Kausen May 09, 2020 2 Comments

Hello, crafty friends! Janette here today sharing a project to celebrate the graduating class of 2020! These students may not be experiencing all the things they thought they would be this year, but never can I remember a time where graduates have been more on the minds of the general public. Recognize their efforts by letting them know, we see you, we hear you, we know you've worked hard - Congratulations On Your Graduation!

In our home, blue and gold reign supreme, and we've got two graduates this year. One with a Bachelor's and another a Master's. From high school to college to grad school, the colors have all been the same. In a salute to the school colors, but change from the typical of past graduations, I've added in ink blending to get from one to the other. I've blended Blue Hawaii, Splash, Key Lime Fizz and then Lemon Drop Reactive inks on 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Dove White cardstock.

I've stamped a swag in Intens-ified Black and tassels, both from Festive Balloons, in the same Reactive Ink shades on a Dove White 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock panel. 

Ink blending hidden behind a popped up panel is a shame. In a nod to working smarter not harder, I've capitalized on conservation by taking the Classic Numbers 2 and 0 and die cut them 2 times each, along with Congrats from Congrats and Happy Stamp & Cut, from the center to-be-hidden area of the blended panel. I've adhered them flat to the swag panel with Precision Glue, staggered an additional Congrats in Pitch Black, and popped up a White Detail heat embossed small sentiment. Then I've adhered the finished panel to blended panel concealing my cut areas, and then to a folded card base. Only you and I know the secret, shhh!

Congratulations to all those who are graduating. May your resiliency always bounce you on to grand adventures and opportunities. You got this!

xo,

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CM436 Festive Balloon
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Janette Kausen
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2 Responses

art_of_albara
art_of_albara

May 10, 2020

Your card is very beautiful. So cheerful ! And I love the colors. Congrats to your children Janette ! :)

Margaret R
Margaret R

May 09, 2020

Great card! I have two graduates as well to make cards for. And I’ll remember this tip when I’ve used the last of a certain paper to make a base and them run out of that same paper for add-ons!