Distress Grad

Hey, love this card. I took this black card stock and then embossed the outer layer with gold embossing powder and using a Stampin up word background stamp. I then took this distressed paper/paper and then inked it up and layered it on top. I then took this grad image and used an embossing pen and gold embossing powder to emboss the tassel off the hat. I then layered the mat. I printed this sentiment and then layered that mat. I put 4 gold brads into the paper/paper and attached it to the black embossed card stock. Lastly I adhered the whole piece to this kraft card base, added a button with a twine bow and it was done!

distress grad

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Challenges 4 everybody
Simon Monday – Distress
Make it Monday
Kaboodle – No square cards
Love to create – Anything


By | 2017-01-15T17:30:18-06:00 March 11th, 2014|Cards, Grad/Congratulations|9 Comments


  1. Rene March 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    This is AWESOME!!!! I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene 😀

  2. Kathleen March 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Photos do not do projects justice. I’m glad you set out the embossing for the tassel, or I would have missed it. Love the colours. Love the layering. I hope you win!
    A card any graduate would love to receive.

  3. Crea-Sandra March 13, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Gorgeous creation, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  4. Emma Williams March 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    A fantastic card and I love that embossed background…fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this and joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂

  5. Rachel B. March 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card!

  6. Ruza Rebel March 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Awesome graduation card! Love the colors and your embossed background! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza’s Craft Corner

  7. Cathy Parlitsis March 14, 2014 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Really beautiful, Kelly! I love all the texture! Fabulous!

  8. Alrik Gerlach March 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Very nice card.

  9. Michelle Looi March 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Such a gorgeous card! Just lovely!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles!

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