Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Graduation Card

Boy, it is dark and rainy here today!  The report says that it will be that way all day.  Oh My Goodness, guess that I will need to stay in and make crafty things. Just so you know,  I really don't need a rainy day, but it is a good excuse.
Using stencils is the theme for these two challenges that I want to enter this card in. 

Make It Monday #248: Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks 

STENCIL IT  for Simon Says Wednesday Challengehere
 I made a stencil with a die from Papertrey Ink called Graduate.   It is the cap that we see worn on graduation day.  I also cut a balloon die from Papertrey Ink called, Celebration.  I used the cap as a stencil and sponged Distressed ink in Pumice Stone leaving the hat white in the background.  I wish I had used a different color, but another time.  I water colored the balloons in light blue and popped them up on the background with a banner from the same set.  
Here it is. 
Thanks for stopping in today to take a closer look.  I love the comments and I appreciate taking time to make them.  I will keep busy today, I have a challenge to close out and more comments to make.  


  1. "Wow" is all I can say about this. How clever to have the hats in the background. And I think your color selection is perfect! What an amazing card!

  2. I'll 2nd the WOW! This is amazing Barbara! I absolutely love how you did the hats in the background and the balloons in the foreground...stunning card!! :0)

  3. I love your card. That is so wonderful! It is rainy here too, but I am working with rhubarb instead and putting it in the freezer and maybe bake something too before the day is over. So guess that is as creative as I will get. LOL

  4. Oh this is so unique and will make an awesome Graduation card! You're so clever! Love your balloons too! We have had sunshine ALL day, I say it is a miracle!!!

  5. Brilliant graduation card love the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. This is awesome and so clever!! What a great take on this weeks challenge!!

  7. How clever to use the mortar board for the stencil, I would never have thought of that, you are a clever girl. this is an awesome grad card, perfect for any graduate. LOVE the balloons too, a nice touch!

  8. Oh my gosh. I never would have thought to use this as a stencil. You just rock. Fun!! Fun!!! Fun!!!!

  9. Beautiful as well as cleaver


  10. How creative to use the die as a stencil...very interesting! Love the water color balloons too!

  11. The coolest!! what a great idea : )