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Using School Colors To Create A Graduation Card
by Susie Bentz

Posted on August 28 2020

Hello!  Susie here today and I want to share a graduation card I made this month for the daughter of a friend.  She finished up 4 years of college at Virginia Tech and I incorporated the school colors into her card!

 
If you ask any graduate from Virginia Tech, they would tell you that their school colors are Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange.  If you were to ask me, I would have to say that I think they are Merlot and Marigold!

 
I die cut the Marigold Starstruck and Merlot Glossy Foiled Papers with some wonky square dies I have in my stash.

 
I also die cut a "congrats" sentiment and some tiny stars using the same papers
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I stamped this tiny dancing silhouette onto watercolor paper, stenciled a starburst around her, and framed her with my wonky square die cuts.

 
I added clear embossing powder inside the smaller square and adhered it to the front of an embossed cardstock base. The finishing touch was the sprinkling of tiny stars and rhinestones across the front of the card. 
And what a perfect sentiment: "Time to drink champagne and dance on the tables!"


Supplies:
Die-Namics - Wonky Windows Dies
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Shape Strips Dies
Stampin' Up - Sunshine Wishes Dies
Picket Fence Studios - Ways to Say Let's Drink Stamp Set
Stampendous - Sassy Silhouettes SSC065
Carabelle Studios - Petites Roues Embossing Folder
Watercolor Paper/Cardstock/Clear embossing powder/Inks