Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Creations: graduation gift card.

Hi friends!

It's my first Saturday Creations post - and I'm so excited to be here!  We're all enjoying (hopefully a relaxing and sunny) start to summer.  With all the recent graduations, I thought the sentiment "follow your heart" from our Positive Thoughts set would pair up nicely with a nice gift-card.... what a perfect send-off for your college-bound grad!

I created a little shooting star, by stamping the paint splatter repeatedly.  To make sure that I stamped it just the way I wanted it, I pencil-drew-in the "trajectory" I wanted the paint splatter to take - wider at the bottom left, and coming to a point where the bottom of the heart would rest.  Once I stamped the splatter trail, I simply erased my pencil lines.

I stamped a few hearts at the top: my main heart was stamped, cut out and glittered.  (I used a 2-way glue pen and added a diamond glitter overtop.)  But I also stamped (without re-inking) a few other hearts around the main one (it may be hard to pick them out from the pictures... but they're there!)  I love the variation and depth you can get by re-stamping without re-inking!

Inside the trifold card (a fabulous CSS die), I used a scallop border die to hold my gift card into place.  I thought it was a soft and pretty touch :)

I hope you enjoyed the first of my Saturday Creations with Precious Remembrance!