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Hello! Nichol here today with a graduation card featuring new stamps, dies, and sequins from the latest Honey Bee Stamps Release! I always like to have some graduation cards on hand so that by the time May rolls around I don’t have to scramble to make up some cards.

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For start my graduation card, I first used an Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil to ink up clouds on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I want my balloons to appear to be floating up in the sky and the stencil creates the perfect single base layer!

Next, I stamped the balloons from the Penny the Platypus Stamp Set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped numbers from the Color Me Alpha Stamp Set on the balloons to customize them and heat embossed the numbers with white embossing powder as well. I die cut each of the balloons with the coordinating Penny the Platypus Dies and then used the embossed resist technique to ink up the balloons with Barn Door and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. I used a water brush pen to add water to the numbers and carefully blotted up the water removing some of the ink in the process, lightening the numbers on the balloons!

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Balloon strings were stamped on the cloud background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The balloons were adhered to the card with foam adhesive and Glossy Accents was applied to the numbers to give them a glossy, raised appearance.

The graduation cap from Penny the Platypus was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Onyx Black Versafine Ink, colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, die cut with the coordinating die and adhered to the design as shown.

The Congratulations greeting die was die cut from silver glitter cardstock adhered to fun foam with Stick It Adhesive and adhered to the front of the card over the balloon strings. The front of the card was finished with a scattering of Silver Celebration Sequin Mix.

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Watch the creation of this graduation card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6K2rYb7fkA&w=560&h=315]

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Click the icon for the store underneath the thumbnails to start shopping. Where available I use affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Congrats Grad | 4×6 Stamp Set – Honey…
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Penny The Platypus | 4×8 Stamp Set -…
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Color Me Alpha | 4×6 Stamp Set -…
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Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils | Set…
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Silver Celebration | Sequin Mix -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad BARN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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RESERVE Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing…
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RESERVE Lawn Fawn SILVER Embossing…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock SILVER…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Stick It Adhesive LARGE SHEETS 5 Pack…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI GLOSSY…
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ScraPerfect SMALL NO CLOG WRITING CAP…
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Medium WATERCOLOR BRUSH Pen MWCBP101
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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2 responses to “Graduation Card with Balloons & Cap”

  1. Pooja says:

    I loved the balloons with numbers on it and the graduation cap ! Wonderful card !