Friday, July 20, 2018


Our neighbors' daughter recently earned her PhD, so tonight we're heading over there for a celebration dinner. I had been cruising around online looking for ideas for graduation gifts when I saw some shirts and mugs that had "Ph.inisheD." printed on them. I thought it was SO CLEVER! So much so that it inspired this card (which I will give to Dr. Katiekins this evening):

This was a tricky one to photograph, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out in real life :)

I used the Bold and Brushy Stamp Set AND the Bold and Brushy Uppercase Stamp Set from Concord and 9th to create the sentiment. I embossed the Ph.D. in gold to jazz it up a bit.

After I stamped out the sentiment, I die-cut the panel with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die. To finish it off, I popped the focal panel up onto a card base covered with striped patterned paper.

What do you think?

I hope you like my card for today! I'll be entering this into the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use A Die And/Or Punch.

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Stamps: Bold and Brushy Uppercase Stamp Set (Concord and 9th), Bold and Brushy Stamp Set (Concord and 9th)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Aquatini (Catherine Pooler)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Dies: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Tape (3M) 


Lisa Elton said...

This is perfect the shimmer is so pretty, she's going to love it!! Congrats to your neighbor's daughter on her accomplishment! My brother's youngest daughter just received her PHD in May so I know the work this young lady has put into it!!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a great card and I'm sure she will appreciate it. Good for her! Great idea to emphasize the PH and D in gold.

Mindy Baxter said...

I LOVE this. So creative and the gold PH and D looks awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

Ceal said...

I love this Lisa! ❤️