Congrats Grad!   Thursday, June 05, 2014
by Darsie Bruno   Post Type: Card

Hi everyone, it's Darsie again! Yesterday, I showed you how to create a pretty graduation card for a female. Today, I made a fun masculine card for your graduate! You'll see how easy it is to whip up a quick card using the Double-Sided M-Bossabilities folders with different inks and a few die templates. ~ Enjoy!


Congrats Grad! by Darsie Bruno

Spellbinders® Paper Arts Supplies:

Preferred Partners:

  • JustRite® Papercraft Celebration Labels One and Bracket Borders One Clear Stamps
  • Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko®: MementoLuxe Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Gray Flannel, Sweet Plum; Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black ink pads; Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad; ink blushers; sponge dauber; clear embossing powder

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: Burlap, button, metal filigree pieces, Money


For letterpressing the background, simply rub Rich Cocoa ink directly to the folder and emboss your ivory cardstock. Remove the ink from the folder with a baby wipe or damp paper towel. Leaving the embossed paper in the folder, add Toffee Crunch ink with an ink blusher around the edges, then add Gray Flannel ink.

Add Sweet Plum ink to portions of the embossed paper with the ink blusher. Using Rich Cocoa, swipe the ink pad across the raised portions of the embossed paper. Emboss with clear embossing powder.

Add Golden Glitz ink to areas of the panel, then using a baby wipe, wipe off excess ink from embossed areas. Cut/emboss A2 Modern Stationary #4 with tan cardstock. Cut/emboss #3 with ivory cardstock. With die cut remaining in template, stencil with Cottage Ivy ink using a sponge dauber. Stamp your sentiment with Tuxedo Black ink.

Adhere the embossed panel to an ivory panel sized 5 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches. Glue burlap to bottom of card, then add the die cut pieces. Wrap green burlap string around bottom of card 5 times. Add button and filigree pieces, and money scroll. (to make money scroll, simply roll both ends of a bill towards the center and tie with a bow). Glue finished card front to a card sized 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches.

 Here is a close-up of the sentiment piece with money scroll:

 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments and I will do my best to answer them!

Have a blessed and creative day!


 Darsie Bruno


Post Tags

S5-219 A2 Modern Stationary  •  • GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine  •  Bazzill Basics Paper®  •  EL-015 Bricks and Bark M-Bossabilities  •  JustRite® Papercraft  •  Beacon Adhesives  •  May Arts  •  Graduation  •  Darsie Bruno  •  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko


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  • Mrs B/Sue Yates Thursday, June 05, 2014

    Hi Darsie. What a wonderful card. Any Graduate would be thrilled to receive this : ) Take care.
  • Peggy Packer Thursday, June 05, 2014

    This is such a great card!! Love the double sided embossing folders!! The bark has such a wonderful weathered look!! And such a clever way to add the gift right to the card!! Who wouldn't just love to receive this?!! Fabulous!!
  • Marilyn in E~Town Friday, June 06, 2014

    Beautiful card!  Love the tutorial too, thank you!
  • Conniecrafter Friday, June 06, 2014

    very cool, great idea for a masculine card!
  • Susie Bentz Friday, June 06, 2014

    Stunning and realistic looking texture!  Love this masculine card!

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