Be Bold – Class of 2018

I always make cards for my children for their first day of school. It’s surreal knowing my youngest is beginning her last year of High School. Many people say, “Where did the time go?” To quote the end of a poem my sister wrote back in 1988 during her Senior year, “WHY did the time go?” I love you, Hunter, and hope your Senior year is a fantastic, amazing experience!

This is the first card I’ve made using the Eclipse Lettering Technique. I love the look of it. I tried capturing photos where you can see the “shadow” by having the Basic Black behind it. I inked up the “be” from a stamp in the Colorful Seasons set that says “beautiful”. The water under the girl is from High Tide. I die cut the letters first, then put them back together like a puzzle, gluing down the inside pieces first, then popping the letters up with mini-dimensionals. By die cutting first, I was able to stamp the girl right where I wanted her to be.

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Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Colorful Seasons, High Tide
Cardstock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Blush Blossom*, Real Red, Soft Sky, Staz-on Jet Black
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Large Letters Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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High Tide Compilation

I just love the High Tide set in the Occasions catalog. It’s perfect for masculine cards…and we all know masculine cards are the most difficult! I just love sponging and the background of the sand, water and sky are perfect for showcasing the sponging technique.  As you can see from the photo, I cut my round stamping sponges into fourths and staple a little handle on top using the coordinating color of cardstock. As a resident of Southwest Michigan, just a few miles from beautiful Lake Michigan, I can tell you right now that this is definitely going to be one of my go-to sets!

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Stamp Set:  High Tide
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Stamping Sponges

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/