Atlantic Hearts Sketch #365

Our school has followed many others in announcing there will be no graduation ceremonies.  The seniors are super bummed! I am working on a stash of cards to acknowledge their efforts.  This card was created based on the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge,

To create my card, I dry embossed a panel of Evergreen cardstock and then cut the panel into 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" strips.  The strips were adhered to a panel of Saffron cardstock and then die cut with a stitched rectangle frame. My sentiment and cap were inked with Intense Black ink.  Color was added to the cap with Prismacolor pencils and then blended with Gamsol. The cap was adhered with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1564 Congradulations Stamp Set-Retired
M1201 Graduation Cap Stamp Set-Retired
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Cardstock
Prismacolor Pencils-935,908, 1003
Stitched Frame Die-Simon Says Stamp
Z4181 Stitched Circles Thin Cuts
Z3318 Basic Circles Thin Cuts
Circle Stax-MFT
Graduation Cap Embossing Folder-Darice

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies
Krafty Chicks-All Occasions
Polkadoodle-Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-All About Occasions

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Nice graduation card, love the subtle embossing on the green. Your efforts will be appreciated!

  2. Allisa my family has graduates affected by this too. So many deserving young people, glad you are taking time to recognize them. I love this card, thank you for sharing with AHSC.

  3. Fabulous card, Allisa! Great job following the AHSC sketch and displaying lots of texture with the stitched dies and embossing folder. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge--looking forward to see your future entries.
    :) Marie

  4. Great use of the sketch makes a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath- DT

  5. This is a wonderful card, Allisa - so many young people are affected and I feel for them :( Thank you very much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxxo

  6. Fabulous project!.... thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at ... hugs Nelly x

  7. Great card. Thank you for play with us in Gem of a craft challenge blog. good luck with your entry.


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