Hello! It's that time of year where I'm needing to finish up my graduation cards and today I'm using a combination of fun critters, including my all-time favorite Mama Elephant Page Huggers stamp set for these whimsical cards! Use your favorite critter images with a graduation cap and diploma (my favorite cap and diploma images are the Page Huggers ones as they work with so many different critters) and some congrats sentiments to make graduation cards of your own. Customize the sentiment greeting and caps to match the school colors of your graduate!
The backgrounds for each card were inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and the MFT Clouds Stencil. Clouds are always one of my favorite backgrounds for graduation themed cards. I think the caps thrown in the air and the inspiring sentiments are encouraging for the graduate and that next stage in their life!
Dimensional die cut sentiments were die cut from smooth white cardstock adhered to Fun Foam with Stick It adhesive using the Winnie & Walter Congrats Die (available only on the W&W website) and the Mama Elephant Script Congrats Die. Each greeting was inked with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink in an ombre look and adhered to the backgrounds as shown. Glossy Accents gives the greetings a glossy, bright finish. It's much easier to apply Glossy Accents if you have a fine tip applicator like THIS one or THIS one for your bottle.
A cloud border was die cut from smooth white cardstock using a Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Die and adhered along the bottom edge of each background using foam adhesive.
Dogs from the MFT Four Legged Friends Stamp Set and a bunny, cat, bear, mouse, graduation caps, and diploomas from the Mama Elephant Page Huggers Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock with Jet Black Ink and colored in with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Four Legged Friends dies and Page Huggers dies. The images were adhered to the scenes as shown.
Each card was finished with a scattering of sequins and silver star confetti and stamping an additional greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Messages for Everyday stamp set.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
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