Good Saturday morning.  Before I get started on my projects I want to announce the winner of my Essentials by Ellen Spring Hop blog candy.  I used Random.org to chose comment number 33.  Congratulations to Lisa Petrella for being the winner of the Bohemian Garden clear stamp set.  Lisa, Ellen will be getting your new gift right out in the mail to you.

33     Lisa Petrella said…

Your chicken card is so totally cute and clever! And I LOVE those gorgeous flowers!!!      April 28, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Have you seen the new Impression Obsession die release with all of the wonderful graduation themed images?  I recently received two graduation announcements and am so happy to have had such a wonderful collection of dies to use for my cards. My projects today were made using the Mortarboard and Scroll set, Grads Tossing set, Grads Walking set, Class Of set, Congratulations  and  All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I chose to match my cards to the school colors that were used on the announcements. 

KC Impression Obsession Grads Tossing 1 left

The first card was made using dark royal blue and gold as the main focal colors.  I created a triple  matted frame, attached the Grads Tossing silhouette to the inside of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached to the card base with mounting tape.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape behind a few key spots on the image to hold it away from the base.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Tossing 1 right

I used one of the smaller frames from the new rectangles set to frame the mortarboard and scroll on the inside of the card and created the congratulations sentiment in gold and attached it to the card base with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Tossing 1 inside

My second card was made using red and silver as the main focal colors.  I created another triple matted frame and attached to the card base with mounting tape. I cut the class of 2015 in both red and silver and created a slight shadow effect by applying the red letters and numbers slightly offset over the silver and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 1 left

I rolled up thin strips of double sided tape to attach the letters and numbers to the card base.  I attached the black walking grad silhouette to the frame with glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 1 right

I finished the inside of this card exactly like my first.  I love the mortarboard and scroll and I thought the small frame highlighted them perfectly.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 1 inside

If you have graduations coming up soon you will definitely want to take a look at the whole graduation collection.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Both cards are 5.50” x 4.25”