Sunday, June 3, 2018


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Welcome crafty friends! I hope all is well with you.

I have created this card for my son who has graduated this past week. I can't believe how time flies. It seems like it wasn't very long ago that he was just a little tyke, and he was my little bud.

I have said this before, but I want to put flowers on all the cards that I make. So I have really been trying to come up with more cards that are masculine.

I started off this card by using Alcohol Inks on vellum. I used Sailboat Blue, Stream, Patina, and Citrus, and then used alcohol in drops and a heat gun to dry and move the colors along the vellum. Then I stamped the School's Out Forever from Simon Says Stamp "Rad Grad" stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and black heat embossed it. I let my heat gun get really hot before I heat embossed on the vellum so that I would have minimal warpage.

I cut the piece of vellum larger that what I wanted and wrapped the left edge around a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that I stamped the "2018" from the same set on it and adhered it to the back side. Then I tacked it down underneath where I had stamped with some Distress Collage Medium Matte. I adhered a strip of teal cardstock from Stamp'in Up! to the edge and then adhered some strips of gold foil cardstock to the edge of the vellum. Then adhered the panel to a card base made from Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

Thanks for visiting me, and have a fantastic day!


  1. beautiful background and congrats to you son, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  2. Wow - I love your background. And gold suits it beautifully.


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