Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Class of . . .

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from the House That Stamps Built.  This week, we have a nice, easy one for you: Anything Goes!    The oldest son of our good friends is graduating from High School this year.  This is the card I made for him:
 I've been loving the galaxy cards I've been see all over lately, and decided to give it a try.  I sponged on yellow, pink, purple, light blue, navy blue, soot and black.  Then I used some watered down white paint to flick on for stars.  I was looking for some sparkle to add, and discovered my silver perfect pearls that I have had forever and have hardly used.  I dumped out a bit and spritzed some water and mixed it together, then flicked it on the card as well.
 The two and zero were both in my bits and pieces stash, one was green and one was white, so I colored them both black, die cut the one and eight out of white and colored them black, as well.  Since I had so much of the water/perfect pearls mixture left, I used a paintbrush to brush it onto the numbers to give them a nice shimmer and shine.  But that was much to thick and I ended up burnishing most of it off with  my finger.  Now it is a very subtle shimmer.  I heat embossed the "class of" with white embossing powder on a scrap of black card stock.  I stamped the cap onto a scrap of white, colored it and fussy cut it out, then adhered it to the two.  The numbers were all popped up with foam tape and the "Class of" panel is raised a little with a bit of scrap cardboard.
I finished off the inside with a smattering of caps and a die cut "congrats".  Love how this card turned out; it's so fun!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us, it doesn't get any easier than Anything Goes.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Class of" and "Grad's Cap and Diploma"
Dies: PTI "By The Numbers" and congrats

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #389--anything goes
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Cardz TV #44--anything goes
Creative Fingers # 145--anything goes
Fussy And Fancy #210--add a die cut
Crafty Catz #413--anything goes with the optional twist: CAS
4 Crafty Chicks #399--graduation
Stamplorations--focus on the sentiments (the focus is on the numbers which are part of the sentiment)

Love To Craft Challenge Blog #21--anything goes

12 comments:

Donna said...

This is stunning, your galaxy is amazing! I've tried a couple but I guess it takes practice.

Esther Asbury said...

Your galaxy background turned out great and I love that you turned it into a graduation card! So cool!

Mia said...

Wow Heather! What a beautiful galaxy background! What a gorgeous card! Kisses, my friend.

Gail said...

Hi Heather I saw your 2018 card over at Stamplorations - this is fab for the grad - I am sure it will be a hit! TFS

Leanne said...

This is so wonderful great job love it. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Glittered Paws said...

Oh yes - what an awesome card- I have only done the galaxy technique once and hmm...well lets say it was not a keeper. I have some perfect pearls as well that I have not used forever - may have to get them out.

Judy Corner said...

Very many thanks for sharing at Fussy and Fancy. Judy DT x

Laurie Unger said...

Perfect masculine graduation card!

Debi said...

I like that galaxy effect. Must give it a try. So happy you played at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT TT

Rae Ann said...

The background you created is so awesome! I bet the silver perfect pearls adds great shimmer to this!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our anything goes challenge

Juliet A said...

This is a fantastic graduation card! It isn't stuffy or cutesy and it's really inspiring! Good luck in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Cheri said...

Wow, Heather!!! This is a stunner! The galaxy is such a perfect bg for graduation and your numbers. Brilliant design!!!