For a young lady graduating from junior college, and overcoming challenges along the way… I wanted her to know how proud we all are! I picked the diplomabella stamp from Stamping Bella just for her.
You’ll see in the ingredients I used 2 kinds of black ink. Since I colored the image with COPICs, I used an ink that won’t smear – the Graphite Black Brilliance pigment ink gives a sharp clear image that is “smear proof” as long as you let it dry. I used my old standby black dye ink from Stampin’ Up! for the sentiment.
ACCESSORIES: COPIC markers (0, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, E000, E00, E55, E57, Y17, Y21, G21, B41) (Imagination International); paper flower (Imaginisce); blue button(SU!); lace border punch(SU!); Prism green embroidery floss(DMC); Zots glue dots (ThermOWeb); Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade(Fiskars)
BASE CARD: Cut a piece of sand cardstock measuring 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, and score it in the middle at 4 1/4”.
LAYERS: Cut a piece of blue cardstock measuring 5 1/4” x 3 3/4”, and punch one long side with the lace border punch.
Cut a piece of patterned paper, measuring 5” x 2 3/4”.
Cut a piece of yellow paper measuring 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”.
IMAGE: Cut a piece of white paper measuring 3 1/4” x 2 1/4”.
Stamp the diplomabella image using the black pigment ink on the white cardstock, and set aside. It’s important for this to dry thoroughly – the COPICS will smear the ink if it’s not completely dry. If you’re in a hurry you can heat it with a heat gun before you color the image with the COPICs.
TAG: Cut a piece of yellow cardstock measuring 2 1/2” x 1”; and a white strip measuring 2 1/4” x 3/4”. Stamp the sentiment using the black dye ink. Mount the white centered on the yellow.
FLOWER: Using an embroidery needle, thread through the button into the flower from the top, and come back through. Tie a square not across the top of the button.
ASSEMBLY: Assembly is easy – simply mount each layer using adhesive. Then add the tag at an angle below the image, and mount the flower with the glue dots.
INSIDE: For the inside, I used a simple “Congratulations” stamp from Hero Arts, stamped in black dye ink.
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