Breaking News Graduation Card

by Joanne James28. July 2022 11:00

Today I have an extra quick post to share a card that uses the Sunday Stamps sketch layout that uses a new stamp set called 'Breaking News' from the annual catalogue:

I made for my niece who celebrated her university graduation last week - my monochromatic colour scheme was influenced by the colour of her university gown hood. Here's my card:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I added a tone-on-tone background using the scroll image to create a custom DSP (a simple way to add interest to a background and also perfect for SUO Challenges who have some great examples of how to create custom DSP too this week - do check them out), then stamped and fussy cut two newspapers with two different sentiment collections. I decided to create a mortar board using some black cardstock, twine and a brad for the additional sketch element:


The sentiment inside is courtesy of Amazing Phrasing - such a great Sale-A-Bration set!


I like this set and think it offers lots of fun options and I love the way you can tailor the newspaper with different stamps and sentiments - I think it will look better in a less monochromatic colour scheme too!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back later with my card for this week's TicTaToe challenge. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/28/2022 6:30:31 PM #

So super cute, Joanne - love this!  I still have this set on my wish list - I don't have anything else like it!  Perfect showcase, and I love it paired with Amazing Phrasing!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday STamps!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/28/2022 6:40:55 PM #

That's partly what appealed to me Heather - I think it's really different to lots of our other stamps and it's actually really versatile too.

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/28/2022 6:31:51 PM #

Lol, and I didn't even notice that it was for SUO, too!  Even more awesome now!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/28/2022 6:42:30 PM #

Haha - I feel a bit of a fraud Heather, given the fabulous samples you ladies put together - but always good to share a super easy way to achieve something too, right?! DSP for the win!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
7/30/2022 11:59:03 AM #

Great graduation card!!  I love the layers of "newspaper articles"...perfect for our sketch!!  Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps!!

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
7/30/2022 8:52:17 PM #

Somehow I missed this set in the catalog, but I just love what you've done with it!  And how fun for a graduation card.  Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/2/2022 3:55:13 AM #

Firstly, congrats to your niece. Lovely customisation, to use her colours. I can't believe that I've never seen that set before... I mustn't be reading the catalogues quite as closely as I think!

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/3/2022 5:07:32 PM #

What an interesting set! I'm already thinking of all the ways you could use it but your graduation card is a real winner! Vicky x

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/4/2022 9:30:09 PM #

Joanne, this is so FUN!  I love this creative graduation card.  Just perfect for our sketch!  I know your niece will cherish this thoughtful card.  So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!  

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
8/5/2022 3:05:55 AM #

This is such a great card for your niece Joanne!  As a former journalism student, I LOVE the newspapers declaring how fabulous she is and the mortar board is a terrific design!  I hope she goes far and does well!  Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps, always a treat to see you in the gallery, my friend!

Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
8/16/2022 2:11:21 AM #

What a great graduation card.  I find graduation cards are some of the hardest for me to create.

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