Hello! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. I finished up some graduation thank you cards for my oldest son using some of my favorite Mama Elephant stamps and dies and wanted to share them with you. While I made these graduation thank you's, this same design could be made for many different occasions just by switching up the accessory images and/or greetings. I made these assembly line style and while I didn't have a ton to make, the same steps could be taken to create even more cards. If you're wanting to make it go a bit faster, maybe use images that don't need coloring or use a few less "accessory" images!
For the background, Bristol Smooth Cardstock was die cut using a stitched rectangle Index Card Die. Then greetings from the Many Thanks Stamp Set and Thank You Wishes Stamp Set was stamped in the upper right corner of the rectangles using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks were applied over the stitched rectangles as shown. The backgrounds were spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted dry with a paper towel.
Salty Ocean Distress Ink was painted in to the outline greeting using a water brush pen. This makes the bold greeting really stand out!
The box from the All Prettied Up Die Set was die cut from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and inked with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. The box was adhered to the card base as shown.
The bear, graduation cap, diploma, stack of books, and apple from the Page Huggers Stamp Set was stamped on Neenah Smooth White Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored in with Copic Markers. The images were die cut with the coordinating Page Huggers Dies and adhered to the background panels as shown.
Each background panel was adhered to a 4 Bar White Card base to finish the design. The smaller cards are perfect for thank you notes!
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To watch the creation of these graduation thank you cards from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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