Rainbow Graduation Card

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.

Don’t forget…

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For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Hello and welcome! Many graduation ceremonies have been postponed or even cancelled this year so I thought I really bright and cheerful card to say ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ was in order.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set with its really cute little mortar board and lovely, fancy, congratulations sentiment. Because I wanted something really bright and bold I combined this with the Pattern Play Stamp Set to create the fabulous background pattern.

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

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Magenta Madness cardstock – isn’t this new colour just gorgeous. I thought Melon Mambo was bright and bold but this takes it a step further! This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the striped background using the hinge step technique to alternate between Magenta Madness and Just Jade inks. I took lengths of the Magenta Madness and Just Jade In Colour Ribbons and stapled them to the Whisper White layer.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the banner from the Tasteful Touches Die Set. I have also cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock using the same die and layered these together. The mortar board is stamped in Magenta Madness ink onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy-cut and adhered to the sentiment banner. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ Card. I love the bright and bold simplicity of it!

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.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

Video tutorial…

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®