Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dry Embossed Graduation Card

An oldie, but a fave.....  Empty auditorium, indeed!  lol....
Hi, Friends......

I am here with a masculine graduation card that I made for an order. I love this Unity grab bag sentiment for grads. I used my new graduation cap embossing folder and put the sentiment at a jaunty angle to echo the caps being tossed in the air. The non-fussy nature of this card makes it perfect for a young man.

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (stitched rectangle panel)
Darice - Graduation Hat Background embossing folder
Core'dinations Core Essentials - Darks
Core'dinations Sand-it Gadget
Unity grab bag "Don't Follow Your Dreams" stamp (I am still scouring their webstore for the set that this came from originally. If you know, please tell me in the comments!)
Scraps from my stash for sentiment panel and mat
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Here's another one of this card in a different color with the sentiment straight.  Which do you like better?  I think I like the look of the green one a little better because I like straight clean lines.  I struggle mightily with getting things lined up straight.  So when I intentionally angle things, it makes me feel like I am cheating or didn't do it right.  lol....


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comments.  I hope you have a great week!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #229 - Graduation
2. HIMCR Challenge #356 - Super Scraps Saturday
3. DL.ART June Linky Party 

4. The Craft Blog June Challenge - Masculine Card
5. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday June Challenge - Make it Masculine

6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #51
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes

8. Double Trouble Challenge #2 - Thing 1:No Patterned Paper + Thing 2:Entering Three Amigos +Thing 3:Use Die Cut 
9. Three Amigos Challenge #15 - Use Machine Die Cutting


  1. They are super - I love that embossing folder :-D
    Very funny kitty meme but soooooo true I feel :-D xxxxx

  2. I like both of them Janis, they would make great grad cards for guys. I struggle with masculine cards all of the time (even for little boys). Hopefully with 2 young grandsons I will come to do better in the future. I'll just follow their interests and hope to use that for ideas.

  3. That's a great sentiment for graduation and excellent embossing folder. Both cards are very nice but favoring the first one and like the diagonal sentiment. I found this for you on your stamp, may need to copy and paste...unity stamps.
    Thank you so much with sharing with us at DOUBLE TROUBLE, and hope you return with some more of your artwork.

  4. Great card design. I like the first one better.

  5. Both cards are perfect for graduation - I would have trouble deciding between the two. I really like the way you used the embossing folder and your sentiment is perfect! Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble.

  6. Both graduation cards are terrific! I prefer the angled one but I like going with a bit of unexpectedness. The embossing is FABulous! Love it in both colors! It adds so much texture and depth. Thanks for participating at HIMCR! Becca~DT

  7. Two wonderful creations, love them both and so perfect for my "Make it Masculine" challenge this month for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday. Thank you so much for joining in!!

  8. Both great cards! Love the subtle differences... thanks so much for playing along with us at Three Amigos!


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