I usually never sell graduation cards, so I really don't make and keep a whole lot of those. This year, I happened to have one in my card basket - and ended up having two colleagues request a graduation card! The second colleague was okay with getting a "congratulations, you did it" card, but I made sure I would make a couple that I would keep in my stash in case I get requests again. I just happened to get the Jump for Joy stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas not too long ago, so it was a good chance to get it inked. I was happy to be able to order this stamp set, because I had missed out on getting it when Alma was offering it as a freebie with a $60 order. Luckily, afterwards, it was added to her regular offering and available for purchase, so I was happy to be able to get it, because those penguins are my favorites of the TCP characters, and also because I don't have much graduation-related images, so I knew it could be useful to have on hand.
This week's TCP challenge (#317) was red, white, blue and sparkle, so I thought the colours could work well on a graduation card. I found those colours in my Beach Day papers from Carta Bella. The card design was inspired by the Match the Sketch challenge #130 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Anything Goes).
Stamps: Jump for Joy (The Cat's Pajamas)
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Patterned Papers: Beach Day (Carta Bella)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers, Silver Glimmer Paper,
Star Punch, Wonky Stitches Circles Die-namics (MFT), Sequins,
Decorative Doily Duo Die-namics (MFT), Voeux Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)