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Happy Graduation!


Hi, friends, Chark here today to share a New Beginnings card to match this month’s challenge. I decided to make a graduation card for a friend’s daughter. I used my brand-new stencil and a favorite butterfly stamp. For the butterfly, I stamped with the Hero Arts Neon Red ink on vellum and then used the Hero Arts Neon Yellow to color the back of the butterfly.

IMG_6619I just bought these great paper flowers from Hero Arts too…they are very similar to the Prima flowers, but they come in fun patterns. You also get a variety of sizes and shapes and they are just $3.95 a pack! I also got the white/cream flowers and added a couple of those to my blush pack. The happy stamp comes with a die, but I wanted to leave the inside of the letters, so I just trimmed it with scissors. It’s really versatile and comes with a lot of small additional words, like “birthday” and “wedding day.”

IMG_6587I fussy cut the butterfly and then attached to a panel I made with the stencil on watercolor paper. I used my Tombow markers as watercolors after letting the embossing paste dry. I added glitter with the Wink of Stella clear glitter marker. Gorgeous shine, minimal effort! Maybe you can see the shine in the close-up.

The papers are from Crate Paper (Maggie Homes) and are really beautiful and match each other perfectly of course.

Pop over to this post here to see more about June’s challenge and see some great projects from the Design Team! Hope you can join in this month’s challenge here so that you can enter to win $25 to the store! Just make it Hero Arts and make it about New Beginnings and you’re set!

Happy June!
charkCream/White Paper Flowers

Blush Paper Flowers

White Adhesive Lace

Basic Grey Small Square Grid Stencil

Hero Arts Antique Engraving (Butterfly stamp, request this one from the store owner, it’s popular)

Neon Inks

Happy Stamp & Cut (you can request this popular one too)


White Embossing Paste

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Crate Paper Confetti Paper Line

Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

3 thoughts on “Happy Graduation!

  1. Beautiful card Charlene, love all the details, and the text on the flower is the perfect touch!!

  2. Chark…. a stunning card.

  3. Fantastic. Love this card 🙂

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