Sunday, July 13, 2014

Easel Graduation Card

Hi Dreamers!
Hope you are having a great weekend!  We had some workers here putting in some new steps to the patio door.  I am really glad to have that done.

Do you have any grad parties this summer?  I seemed to have made lots of graduation cards this year.  I made this Graduation Card for my husband's cousin.  Well, actually, I made a total of four cards in this design.  Two were easels and the other regular cards.  My neighbor needed two grad cards and my friend needed one too---I sold those three and made one to send to our cousin.

Stamps: Graduates from The Stamping Place; Sentiment from DRS Designs
Decorative Paper: K & Company
CS: Various shades of lavender and Purple
Label Die Cut: A Muse Studio
Sheer Peacock Blue Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric Store


  • Make an easel card from the dark purple CS
  • Add a layer of CS and  one of the DP
  • Stamp the image with black ink
  • Using the markers, watercolor the people
Here's how I watercolor with Markers:  Scribble the marker on an acrylic block and pick up the color with a slightly wet paint brush.   Fill the stamped area with color and pick up more water and color when the brush is dry.
  • Layer with dark purple CS and add to card

  • Tie a big bow in sheer ribbon and glue to top of card
  • Stamp the sentiment and die cut 
  • Add to the bottom 
  • Add a few pearls
  • Make the envelope pretty too by adding a piece of the DP to the flap

*********A Few Fun Challenges for my Easel Graduation Card:
Amusing Challenge: watercolor
Crafty Hazel Nut's Paper: use Decorative paper
Penny's Paper- Crafty: anything goes
Fussy and Fancy: all about girls
Sister Act: anything goes
Charisma Cardz: anything goes
Red Rubber Designs: anything goes with stamping
DRS Designs: cool colors or cool theme---I used a cool color scheme and a DRS           Designs sentiment

That's about it for now.  I will be back this week with more all occasion cards and another Lost Coast design card!!  Sound fun??  Yes, it does......  LOL  See next time!  Love ya.


  1. Wow Karen what a fab image so right for your card it's really gorgeous x

  2. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  3. I'm really liking your take on graduation. The soft colors on the stamped image are excellent as is the easel design

  4. I really like the ribbon and your sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  5. Wonderful easel card! Great graduation card! Thank you for joining in my Anything Goes challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  6. Great Grad card. I like the easel fold on this. Thanks for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

  7. What a neat card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x


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