Rainbow Graduation Card

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Rainbow Graduation Card! I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set recently – it’s great for any type of Congratulations card but the cute mortar board image and wonderful sentiments mean it’s perfect for Graduation Cards.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10.2 x 14.6 cm. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the ‘you did it!’ sentiment five times, in Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape inks. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I cut pieces of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape cardstock into pieces measuring 3 x 2.5 cm and adhered them to the card front such that they aligned with the sentiment stamped in the same colour.

The mortar board image was stamped five times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Splatters of colour were created on the card front using Stampin’ Write Markers (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape). To do this you use the brush tip end of the marker and flick it from just inside the lid, against the edge of the lid.

Four of the mortar boards were adhered to the cardstock squares (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point) using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final mortar board was adhered just above the Gorgeous Grape sentiment, also using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rainbow Graduation Card?

I hope you like my Rainbow Graduation Card. Rainbows are used more and more at the moment as a symbol of hope and encouragement which I thought would be perfect for a Graduation Card.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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