Congratulations Card in Blue

Tis the season for graduations and transitions, so it is a great time to pull out your congratulation stamps and put together some fun congratulations cards.  Today’s card uses on of the new Photopolymer stamps from Stampin’ Up called Bravo – and if you are on my mailing list, you got the PDF tutorial for making this card in your latest newsletter.  If you aren’t getting my newsletters, you can sign up here and you’ll be all set for future tutorials and tips!

Congratulations Card with Bravo stamp set

Now you are totally going to laugh at me, but I saw the images from this stamp set long before I got the set (I earned it free as part of a promotion for demonstrators) and I thought,” Oh, this has some nice sentiments and fonts”.

I knew the set was called “Bravo”, I saw the images… but somehow it wasn’t until I got it in the mail and went to go use it that it suddenly hit me that all of the sentiments were some form of congratulations! Smile  Doh!   How did that totally escape my notice? I had a good laugh for my blockheadedness and got to work on my congratulations stamp.

Anyway, I did like the idea of using this set to create my own background image.  I started by laying out the stamps on my paper (image side down) until I had positioned everything to where I wanted it.  Then I grabbed my big clear block (block F) and placed it on top of my set of stamps so that when I picked up the block, I had everything exactly where I wanted them.

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Then all I had to do was ink and then stamp and my background is done!  Exactly how I wanted it. 

Add some glimmer stars using the new Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and some ribbon and you are done.  Switch up the colors and you can use this for any school colors or event.  Yay for flexibility!

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You can do this idea with any of your clear mount stamps – arranging them on your paper first and them positioning the clear block to pick them up and keep them in just the right spot.  So, have fun and give it a try!

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