Saturday, June 23, 2018

Graduation Card

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to sop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
It's been a crazy week here. We had a flash flood on Wednesday night in our community and our street was affected. Only minor damage at my home but other houses on the street weren't so fortunate.
I have never been in a flash flood before and it's incredible how fast the water comes and how powerful it is. It took chunks of asphalt out of the street and our road is buckled in several areas. The homes at the other end of my street had dumpsters brought in to throw stuff away that was damaged when water came into their basements.
It was scary watching what was happening on the outside of my home. Neighbors were calling and panic was in their voices. My hubby wasn't home so I was getting unsettled the worse it got. The rain stopped almost as quickly as it started. I think we had about 4.5" of rain in an hour at least that's what I believe I hear on the news.
Now onto my post for today. This card I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I am featuring the new Traffic Light die. I needed a graduation card, and I thought this die would make something a little different.  Let's get started with some details on how I created my project. 
Step 1: I chose my card colors based on the school colors. It's a blue -gray theme. My blue cardstock is called lost lagoon and I used patterned paper to match. I used the largest Stitched Scallop die to cut my rectangle panel.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Stitched Scalloped Layer: 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Step 2: Cut out the traffic light pieces. I like to use colored cardstock when I cut my dies. It's easier for me to do it that way. But you can certainly use white cardstock then the color medium of your choice. Either way works great.
I cut the 2018 from gray cardstock and I used the Stitched Numbers die. This card is going to a girl so the scalloped panel and the stitched numbers give it a bit more femininity.  
Step 3: Time to start a bit of the card assembly. I attached the PP layer to the card base with double sided tape.  
Started the assembly of the image panel. First, I had to stamp my "go" word on the greenlight. I didn't have a stamp with just that word. But, I found one with the word "got".
By masking off the "t" and the rest of the sentiment I had what I wanted. Sometimes we just have to get a little resourceful with what we have to work with.   
Attached to panel then I stamped my sentiment in the bottom right corner. Used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for help with keeping it straight.  
 I  applied Ranger multi matte medium to the numbers. Placed them on an angle just for added interest.
Step 4: To finish off my card, I used mounting tape and attached image panel to base.  I thought it needed something else to complete it so I added a few gray enamel dots. It was just a little bling but not too much to overwhelm the other elements of my card.  
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…..God bless. 
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  PolkaDoodles has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Aud Sentiments has an anything goes + a sentiment challenge.
3.  Crafting with an Attitude has an anything goes challenge.
4.  World Wide Open DT Challenge has an anything goes challenge.



  1. This is great Mary, I love the sentiment and the traffic light is perfect! Thanks for joining in our challenge week 25 at Polkadoodles, good luck in the prize draw, XOX Lucy

  2. A beautiful card and beautifully composed details.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CWAA.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  3. Oh great job with this project. Looks fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge



  4. This is fantastic. I would love to see you come over and enter Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge Blog here on this link.....



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