May 13, 2015

You Must Enter Yourself

Let's face it, teachers are amazing!  I happen to be a bit biased since I am married to one, but teachers can definitely help mold, enhance and enlighten our children.  However, even the most amazing of teachers can only do so much, it is up to the student to take the information, inspiration and teachings to its ultimate potential.

It is about taking hold and control of your life and reminding your new young adult of that fact.  Whether they are headed off to college, a trade school or the work force, giving them a bit of a reminder that the future is theirs to create could be a nice little gift in of itself.

Of course, if you have a child who thinks the future is sitting on the couch, playing video games and mooching off of mom and dad...I have  stamp for that!

He he he he....OH CRAP!  I just realized that I forgot the apostrophe in that stamp!  (I am totally never going to live this down.)

Ok, moving on to the card....

For this card I used my new favorite paper of all time; Peanut Fudge, Butter Mints and Peanut Cluster from Bazzill.

  • I embossed the Peanut Cluster paper with the Honeycomb embossing folder from Stampin' Up and wrapped it with our Violet 3/4" Horizontal Satin Ribbon.
  • I then inked up our Dandelion stamp with Olive Grove ink from Memento and stamped it in the left corner of my Butter Mints paper.  I also inked the little Dandelion Fluff with Olive Grove ink and stamped it flying into the upper right hand corner
  • I then inked Enter Yourself stamp with Rich Cocoa ink from Memento and stamped it in the right hand corner of the Butter Mints paper.
  • I wanted to add a bit of depth to the paper so I sponged the edges using Desert Sand Memento ink and taped it to the Peanut Fudge paper.
  • This last step is very important before you go using the Flower Soft, so be sure and sponge and tape your paper first!  
  • Next, I used my Flower Soft Glue and did little globs of glue on the areas I wanted my Fuchsia Flower Soft to adhere to.
  • Once I finished gluing, I sprinkled the Fuchsia Flower Soft over my glue and pressed it down with a plastic spoon. Tap off the excess and woo hoo!  You have a pretty dandelion!
  • I thought it looked a little plain, so I did add a Slate DoubleClick Skittle to the center.  I absolutely LOVE how it transformed my simple dandelion into a three dimensional flower!
  • I did place foam tape behind the Peanut Fudge layer and placed it on top of my card! 

Now I have a pretty card for...holy cow!  Nobody!  I can't believe I don't have a single niece or nephew graduating this year.  Oh well, it is going to look FABULOUS in our new shop!  Woo hoo!

If you end up trying your hand at making a fun card for graduation this year, be sure and share it with us on our Facebook Group page!  You can also find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook!

Until next time, 
Happy Stamping!

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  1. Love the way you added texture to that pretty dandelion. The papers with that honeycomb embossing also look great! :)

    1. Thank you!!!!! I had such a fun time making this card.


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