I was commissioned to make a card for a college graduate. Back when my middle child graduated High School, Stampin’ Up! offered a “Class of 2015” stamp. Obviously after using it for that occasion, it started collecting dust. I spied it and thought, “Hey! I should cut the stamp apart!” And that is what I did. I finally thought outside the box. I also decided to use gold foil for the year and I think it is a great fit with this card. I used a little-known die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection that cuts a series of small circles. Using this on the gold foil paper made the circles look like metal brads and I just love the effect! The Take Your Pick Tool was a lifesaver in picking up those little circles and placing them on the glue dots.
Stamp Set: Class of 2015
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Ink: Night of Navy
Tools: Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Take Your Pick Tool
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