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Step-It-Up Saturday Graduation Card

Today we attended a graduation party for my niece.  I was playing with a few ideas and thought it would be the perfect card to use for my step-it-up Saturday post.

Here is the first card I came up with:

Actually not a bad card.  I love the black, red, white, and gold color combination.  There is some glitter, but I also see a little messy adhering and cutting on this one.  Oops.

Here is the stepped up card I finished with:

A little more glitter, another layer, and some ribbon truly did make this card stand out a little more.  I love those number framelits.  So many ways to use them!

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Nail Polish Technique

Starting off with a bang, I have a card created last month using the Nail Polish Technique.  I’ve known about this technique for years, but just didn’t have the gumption to try it.  My stampers LOVED it – and everyone’s background came out different.  *WARNING – it is messy.  Please protect your hands, countertops, etc.

Here is the card:

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I was thinking of Father’s Day when we created these cards.  Men and nail polish, crazy right? Kind of cool that is Flag Day too with the patriotic colors scheme.

I usually keep my Technique Tuesday cards pretty simple as I want to show off the technique.  I do love the star theme though!

Here are the supplies you need for the Nail Polish Technique:

  • Throw-Away Container
  • Water
  • Throw-Away Stirrer (chopstick/plastic knife/drinking straw)
  • Nail Polish (2-3 colors)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Gloves/Scrap Paper (DEFINITELY USE GLOVES)

Here are the instructions for the Nail Polish Technique:

  • Fill container about 1/3 full of water.
  • Prepare your work area – protect surfaces and hands.
  • Drizzle in a few drops of nail polish, one color at a time.  Do not take too long.  Briefly stir colors.
  • Dip watercolor paper in to container and leave on top for about 2-3 seconds.  Check what is left on the watercolor paper.  If you want more design, dip again.
  • Take out of container and let dry.  If it curls, keep it under a heavy book once it is dried.

Use as a background on a card or tag or even for a scrapbook page.

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Film School Punch Art Card

My nephew just graduated from film school. Here is the card I created for him:
Film School Punch Art

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Sky is the Limit Oval Card

Today is the last day you can get these two items for Sale-A-Bration – the Sky is the Limit stamp set and the Perfectly Artistic designer series paper.

Sky is the Limit

 

I love both sides of the DSP, but truly by accident, the shaving cream swirls seemed to be perfectly placed!  This would be a perfect card for a graduation or new job.  The oval overlay is the flip side of the DSP.

I am not a fussy cutter usually (and I love our framelits for just that reason), but the airplane is truly easy to cut out.  I will miss this stamp set, but think I will keep it for all the masculine cards I send.

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A Long Farewell to the Summer Mini Catalog

Summer, along with the Summer Mini Catalog, is coming to an end.  Sail Away and The Open Sea stamp sets became favorites this summer; sadly, they will not be available after tomorrow.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite samples:

 

Sail Away

 

The Open Sea-anchor dsp

 

The Open Sea-scored triangle

The Open Sea-embossed wood

Ah, summer – I do wish it would linger a little longer.  The kids go back to school on Thursday; therefore, I should have more time to concentrate on my blog entries! 

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