I can’t believe my oldest nephew is graduating high school. I thought and thought and thought (for weeks even!) about the graduation card I wanted to make for him. (again, my struggle with creativity) I finally settled on a very simple design with a heartfelt message. The inside sentiment I chose came from Pinterest and I openly admit to plagiarizing, but to be quite honest, I’m not sure who to acknowledge for the quote, so I hope that is ok! I love this quote! I hope he does too. Keegan, honey – if you see this, please know that I’m sending you much love across the miles.
I struggle with creativity…most people who know me would be shocked to hear me say that, but truly I do. I hold myself to a high standard of creativity that it can sometimes be a detriment. I like my cards to be unique. I don’t like repetition – as in creating mass quantities of the same thing such as a box of note cards. I like each of my cards or panels to be one of a kind…and meaningful for it’s intended purpose – such as this card I created for my Aunt. My dear sweet Aunt is a very faith driven individual and I wanted to send her a card that she could identify with and that fully encapsulated my thoughts and prayers going out to her. I found a block stamp with the Lord’s Prayer that I used for the background and embossed it with rich cocoa colored ink and clear embossing powder. Then, because my aunt loves sunflowers, I went on the hunt for one and found a really nice digital stamp from PowerPoppy. After coloring this stamp and some serious fussy cutting, I set this on top of the background panel with foam tape to add dimension. The Blessing flag was purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts. For the inside sentiment, I just typed this up in a Word doc, and printed it out for the inside of the card. I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it for her.