Welcome to the Mark's Finest Papers May blog hop!
I am having tons of trouble with the html codes, so this is going to be an abbreviated version of the regular post! Check the main blog at Mark's Finest Papers for complete details about the hop and becoming a guest designer! If you are at my blog now, you should have arrived from Anne. After your visit here, please proceed to visit Connie! Mark's Finest Papers is releasing four new sets this month. All four are available today, here is the first one, Here Comes the Grad!
This was serendipitous timing because I needed at least three college graduation cards. The top two I made using the Joseph's Coat technique, using a Celebration kaleidacolor pad for my base color. In brief for that technique, brayer your color onto glossy cardstock. Stamp your chosen images in versamark onto the paper and emboss using clear powder. Rub a craft ink pad over the entire sheet. Let it dry completely! (don't ask me how I know this). Then wipe gently with a tissue and the embossed section will have resisted the ink, showing the color beneath. My goal was to recreate in color the very end of graduation when at the graduations I have attended, all the grads throw their hats in the air and they spiral towards the ceiling. To me that moment just bursts with exuberant celebration!
For this next set of cards, the top one I created in more feminine tones for my oldest, who graduated on Saturday summa cum laude from her university. Yes, I am a proud mama! I used a modified version of the step card, this will fit into an A2 envelope. Don't you love the hat pins? Those are from MFP too!
As you can tell, I had fun with this set. I really like that owl image and the graduation cap, of course, will work for any age group's celebration. Again, please visit Connie next! Happy hopping!