Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Congrats Grad

 My daughter has some friends that are graduating high school this year so I did a clean and simple design that she could use for boy or girl grads.

This is My Favorite Things "Up, up and away". I love these hot air balloons.
I wanted to do something a little different with the clouds (scroll down for the photo tutorial). I used the flat bottom clouds that are in the stamp set as well as the flat bottom clouds die-namic.

The little grass trim at the bottom is cut from felt using the fresh cut grass die-namic.
 Here is a shot of the inside. I used adirondack dye ink in lettuce for the balloons.
 Here is how I did the clouds. I cut apart this die-namic with some heavy duty scissors and then laid them cut side up over my cardstock with my embossing mat underneath.
 I ran it through my cuttlebug and this is how they embossed.....SQUEAL! I love it!
 Next, I topped it off by stamping my clouds from this stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder.
Note: If I would have embossed with the cut side down then the stamp wouldn't have worked as it would have been the mirror image....this way I could stamp inside my clouds.
Here is a close up of my embossed clouds! Loooove!


Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. I love the clouds and the balloons. I love how you colored them

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card - I love the embossed and stamped clouds. Great backdrop for your balloon ;)

Dawn Easton said...

BRILLIANT! LOVE that look of the embossed clouds and then stamped! Fantastic!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!

g said...

i LOVE the debossing- so amazing! what a gorgeous CAS graduation card!