I took Mary Jo’s TSSC73 sketch challenge this week and created this card using the retiring sets, Outlined for Fun and Great Grads. Again…both these staples will stay in my stamp collection! Outlined for Fun because it is quirky and FUN and a great size for being the focal point on a card. And Great Grads because I think it is a wonderful Graduation set with both inside and outside verses! There is nothing like either set in the new catalog…so don’t wait if you need good sets like these.
I started with a base of Pacific Point cardstock and layered a piece of Pacific Point Patterns Designer Paper on top of Basic Black cardstock. I wrapped some White Taffeta Ribbon around the bottom of that layer and adhered it to the base. I used my Circle Scissors Tool to cut out th large circles in Whisper White and a mat of Basic Black. I stamped Good Luck from Outlined for Fun in Basic Black and watercolored with Pacific Point and Basic Gray ink pads and my AquaPainter.
I stamped the G medallion from Great Grads in both Basic Black and Pacific Point ink on Whisper White and punched the inside G with the 1 3/8 circle punch and the Basic Black with the 1 3/4 circle punch. These were adhered together and popped up with dimensionals. I added three 1/4 circle punches to the upper right. Finally, I punched the 1 1/4 Square punch and cut it into a diamond shape for the Grad Hat and used my 3/4 square punch and the 3/4 circle to make the headband for the hat. I placed a Silver Mini Brad in the center of the hat, and I cut the tassel by hand out of Pacific Point cardstock.
Thanks, Mary Jo, for a FUN sketch! I’ll be using it again, I’m sure!