Sometimes we try too hard to be perfect. We try to be perfect at our jobs, at parenting, at keeping our house clean (definitely not me!), cooking meals and at our crafting. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay if your lines don’t touch or the ink doesn’t perfectly match the paper. It is also okay to take chances with your stamping. Trying a new method or pattern doesn’t usually mean perfection. I created the following cards for the five girl graduates I have this year. I tried something a little different with each one and they are far from perfect but that also describes the girls: they are all individuals.
All the cards were stamped on whisper white or very vanilla card stock.
A. On card A, I stamped “Congratulations” randomly on the background. I used two of the label-punch labels, one in garden green and the other in very vanilla. I cut the back one in half to frame the written label.
B. This card uses two papers from the Garden Impressions 6×6 collection. I used the banner punch to trim the bottom.
C. Because the flowers weren’t as large on this card, I made a background using the “To the graduate” stamp. I also added the flower stamp to the skirt.
D. This card uses some twine to give it a different look. The twine is a little hard to work with because it is pokey and doesn’t like to stick to the anything “gluey”.
E. I glammed this card up using gold glitter glue. I made little dots that take quite some time to dry (learned from experience!).