This card is the second congratulations I created for my colleagues who wanted cards for her niece and nephew's graduations. This one will be going to her nephew, who's a musician. I thought the colors were great for a masculine card and had a fresh look that was perfect for a young graduate.
Even though the card has lots of layers, it came together quite quickly. I just never cease to run out of inspiration when using the Extreme Elements set. I'm bummed that the silhouettes are gone, but I hope this set will stick around for a long time because I love using it and demo'ing it. I used various shapes from the set to create a funky background and then I clear-embossed the guitarist using Elegant Eggplant Craft ink (since Concord Crush is not available in Craft) and embossed it twice with clear powder for a glossy look. The sentiment comes from a retired SAB set and reads, "Congratulations."
I was looking at my dies to find a small tag I could use for my sentiment, but instead stumbled unto the Curves Ahead die (the arrows) and decided that could make a cool accent on the card, so I die-cut the arrows out of Brushed Silver cardstock and used Heat 'N Stick to add fine glitter to the big arrow. I added the three rhinestones at the bottom as a last-minute addition and decided I was pleased with the card.
I hope my colleague's nephew likes it as much as I do!
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Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, In Stitches wheel, Texture wheel, Félicitations
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Brushed Silver
Inks: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot: Curves Ahead die
Punches: Spiral, Stamp, Star, Small Star
Accessories: Mini library clip, White embossing powder, Build-a-Brad, Cutting Kit (distressing tool), Rhinestones, Clear embossing powder