A Card with a Radiant Future for the Color Dare Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I have quite a few people on my list who will be graduating this year.  Even though they are not having an “official” ceremony, I have felt called to send out a card to each one to let them know how proud I am of their accomplishments.  Before I show you another graduation card I made, I want to encourage you to join this week’s Color Dare challenge

This tic-tac-toe board is full of school colors!โ™ฅ  You could make a few graduation cards, using these colors, AND enter them into the challenge. To join the challenge, you only to need to use the colors show and post your creation to the Color Dare blog before May 14th. 

On my creation I used Close, Ruby, & Green Apple with some Gold & Canary.  It’s a bit of a non-traditional graduation card, but I think the recipient will like it. 

To create the design, I teamed two of our stamp sets – For the Graduate & Blossoming Friendship.  Since the flower was such a large image, I kept the pattern simple.  I used Intense Black ink to stamp both images, then shaded the flower using SpectrumNoir Tri-Blend Markers

At the base of the card, I added a small strip of Black Velvet Ribbon.  I felt like this grounded the image and added a touch of eleganceโ™ฅ to the card. I layered the images onto Ruby & Black cardstock, then added a few gems to embellish the design. 

When designing this card, I did not plan for the torn corner. That occurred when I was attempting to adhere my white daisy to the ruby and tore it trying to re-aligned the cardstock.  I was NOT going to re-color a whole new image so I decided to tuck some designer paper in that corner instead.  I think it turned out better than I planned. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope that today’s creation inspired you to make a few non-tradition graduation cards and share them with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.  Your creations you share DO NOT have to be graduation cards, but they do need to use only the color shown on the Tic-Tac-Toe board above. 

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A Simple Striped Graduation Card for the H2H Challenge

How many of you have friends and family who are missing out on an “official” graduation this year? I want to encourage you to send them a card to show how proud you are of them for all their hard work.ย  Before I show you a simple card you can makeโ™ฅ, I want to encourage you to join another Heart2Heart challenge.ย ย 

For this challenge, we are asking you to create something with stripes.โ™ฅย  I chose to use our Build A Plaid stamp set to create a striped background for this simple shaker card.ย  If you would like to create a card, like this, to send to the graduates in your life, you can use the supply list and follow a simple video tutorialย at the end of this post.ย 

Like I said, this card is super simple to make and can be altered to match the colorsโ™ฅ of your graduate’s school.ย  You could even add some gold embellishments for those who are graduating from college. I chose to use Carolina, Bluebird, Sapphire, & Silver to match our school colors. (I have a few graduates on my list.)ย 

I even added a little stamped image to decorate the front of my envelope using our For the Graduate stamp set.  How cute are those books?!! I just love that image!!


Many of you enjoy video tutorials, so I have created a simple one for you to follow.ย  I hope that you are inspired to make a few of these cards and send them in the coming weeks.ย 

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Here are a few things you will want to remember.โ™ฅย 

  • The Heart2Heart challenge ends on April 30th.ย  Make sure to link your project to the challenge blog before then.ย 
  • You will also want to make sure to grab the For the Graduate stamp set before April 30th.ย  It will be retiring at the end of the month.ย ย 

I hope that you were inspired to try something new this week, and I hope you join us at Heart2Heart for another April challenge.ย 

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today