Wednesday, May 1, 2013

You Can Do Anything

So, Technique Tuesday's Bright Idea set has called out to me for a long time. Light bulb, lamps, punny sentiments...photopolymer fun, right? The stamps are nice quality and really right up my alley.

I wanted to make an encouragement/graduation card for our nephew, who was due to graduate from college on the five-year plan (long story) this month. He's not sure what he wants to do with his life and is feeling a tad insecure about it because his younger brother chose to become a diesel engine mechanic and is already fully independent from his parents and has a solid plan for the next ten years of his life.

Darn younger brothers....

Anyway, older nephew needs encouragement, especially since he recently learned he needs to go to summer school before he can graduate. Sigh. The university changed the degree requirements and added a specific class that he didn't have to take under the old requirements. Something like this should be illegal, but alas, poor guy's gotta wait even longer before having that sheepskin to hang on his wall.

To make this card, I stamped the bulb from Technique Tuesday's Bright Idea set on a scrap of paper, colored it with Bic/Sharpie markers and punched it out using a 7/8" circle punch. I wanted to use a clear dome sticker on it, but unfortunately, those are 3/4" and it looked silly. I really didn't want to mess with whatever that liquid crystal stuff is called (senior moment at sad is that?) and decided a little kick of yellow Stickles would add a little sumthin' to it without being a huge pain.

The circle is popped on a dimensional over another stamped image of the bulb, and the whole stamped panel is raised as well.

The sentiment is from CAS-ual Friday's Breathe set.

Hope the nephew realizes he's a bright bulb and really can do anything. Well, anything within reason that requires a degree in Communications.

stamps: Technique Tuesday (Bright Idea), CAS-ual Friday (Breathe)
ink: Memento
paper: PTI white
accessories: markers, Stickles, dimensionals


  1. Great encouragement. You are always so thoughtful.

  2. Great card, and I am sure it will help getting some encouragement from such a special Auntie :)

  3. I love this encouraging card you made for your nephew! Bet he will too! Please let him know he is not alone! My son went into collage thinking science, then changed his major to engerning / physics with so many obstacles 6 years he will graduate this June ! He is not alone!


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