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Graduation Congratulations CAS Card | CraftyPaws

This fun, clean and simple (CAS) card is another graduation congratulations card that I made for my nephew, who is graduating college with a job! woot woot!

I used the hippopotamus and the word “hippo” from a little Lawn Fawn stamp set.  The whole sentiment actually reads “Hippo Birdie to You” and is meant to be used for birthday cards, but I just masked off the rest of the sentiment with scotch tape when inking up the image and word then took the tape off before stamping. The coloring was simple with just Copic C3, C5 and R20. I hand wrote the “hooray!” in my best efforts at a similar font style, and I think it came out pretty close. LOL

Picture 325I rounded the corners of the white card stock card base as well as the stamped top piece with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. Then used my old school McGill hand held hole punches in 3 sizes to make little holes all over the top piece.  I think it created a kind of flying confetti look (yipee!).  I could have left the base card white for a more sophisticated look, but I decided to use my Recollections spray ink in yellow, blue and green shimmer to add some color onto my card base. The color and sparkle peaking through the holes of the top piece are light and bright.

I did add a little dimension to this card by just adhering the top piece with foam adhesive (I couldn’t help myself! I wanted that little shadow and interest!) to the card base.  It didn’t add any weight to the card, but it added a lot of interest IMHO. 🙂  In any event, this card (with a congratulatory check) can be mailed with 1 stamp. YAY!

The following is a video share of the card:

This card is also being entered into:
Case Study Challenge #194
Raisin Boat Graduation/Congratulations Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Masculine Challenge
Naughty or Nice Challenge

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