Graduation Day

High School graduation season is upon us.  I remember being so excited to close that chapter on my life and although I wouldn’t do my high school years over it’s fun to reflect how much my life has grown through the years.  This weekend we are celebrating our niece and I know this girl is going to go far!

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I wanted her card to be fun and reflect that what she’s accomplished is a BIG DEAL!  I lined up the white panel in my Misti stamping tool and then started placing the stamps from the High Five stamp set randomly.  I inked everything up with black ink and then rearranged the stamps and pretty soon my panel was all filled up.  I then stamped the mortar board in black and colored it red to represent her school colors.

I learned a little trick with my banner – I layered the white piece over the black (centered) and then cut them both at the same time with my Thin Cuts Banner set.  I then just arranged them how I wanted them and cut off the excess white.  I’ll post a short video in the near future – it’s the best way I’ve found to get perfect matching cuts.

This card is suitable for the Double Trouble Challenge because it uses no patterned paper – just what I made with the sentiment stamping and of course all the fun diecuts means I’m entering my card over at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge to use die cuts.

If you missed the High Five Stamp set before it retired I have an extra brand new one for sale.  Just message me.

Do you remember your school colors?  What are some of your memories from your graduation?  Leave me a comment – I love to read your stories.