Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thank U

   I couldn't be more excited about how the latest batch of graduation thank U's came out!  [Get it...Thank U for the graduate going to college...?]  I think I'll try making my own graphic for a change up from this Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp.  I could mix and match using some other words/letters and have a different design!  These circle elements are red embossed on yellow cardstock since the colors of the target university are those of the Maryland state flag.  The patterns in the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Zig Zag and More Background reminded me of the patterns in the flag, so I block inked them, masked a piece of white cardstock to have an open area, and printed them off.  A little time consuming but the result was worth the effort!  
   Used up some old patterned paper with silver glitter designs which added just the right festive touch, and trimmed them out with washi tape along the bottom.  They're nice and flat to mail out, but have so much visual interest!  I had fun using my giant hand stamp to get the "Maryland" and "Grad itude" sentiments.  Wicked fun!  Now to mail them off to my niece! 
   A lovely way to while away the afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Thank U sentiment, too!! I also love the use of Washi tape and mixed patterns! That finger-pointing one is my fav stamp! ( I think it's perfect for the kids' chore list--LOL)! Beautifully done!

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