Graduation card by Ren-Yi
Reader Ren-Yi submitted this card for the May "Get Out of Your Box" Challenge. Here is her description:
Why is this "out of the box" for me?
Non-A2 card format: Since the graduation gift was going to be cash, it needed to fit in card nicely.
Better cardstock: I recently hit a frustration point when making cards that my current "Recollection" card stock (at 65 lbs.) is not cutting anymore. So I have upgraded to Bazzill cardstock (80 lbs.) until I can find better. Any recommendations? I am leaning towards GinaK or PTI, but would love to hear your input.
VersaMark as inking: I have seen so many lovely examples used, where VersaMark would be used to deepen the shade of the card stock with a stamp image. This actually resulted in a boo-boo. Can you guess what it was? I tried to put a border along the bottom of the card. But since the stamp image was not long enough, I tried to line it up and it resulted in a mess that I decided to cover with the sentiment. After that the card looked like it needed a little something else and I decided to use the individual circle to create a random versa-marked background.
Keep it simple: I never seem to be able to stay to just two colors. So this time I practiced restraint. Notice that I couldn't resist with the red surf board. But overall I think I kept my intent...
Thanks for the fun challenge!
Thanks Ren-Yi - you did a great job - and no one would ever guess you made a mistake.
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