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Today I’m gonna share my entry into this week’s CAS-ual Friday!
But first…as usual…I’ve gotta tell you the backstory on this card.
1) I am kind of a nerd. I like grammar and I still use my TI-86 from high school.
2) I am a sucker for a punny sentiment on a card. “Have a Grape Day!” “Get Whale Soon!” …you get the idea!
3) In high school, I LOVED chemistry. Anyone up for a discussion on orbitals?
4) In college I minored in Spanish and in grad school I studied Clinical Psychology, which meant taking more than my fair share of statistics courses.
Sooo….what’s all this have to do with today’s project?
For today’s clean and simple creation, I managed to combine my nerdiness, my love of a punny sentiment, and all of by favorite subjects!
So here we go…
To make this card, I created the illusion of a debossed background by adhering die cut numbers to the card front.
Of course, you could get this exact same look by using the PTI By the Numbers impression plate – but I don’t own it so I had to use what was on hand!
Next I designed the sentiment for the card in Adobe Illustrator.
I used a little creative license on this one.
I know full well that “Congrats” is spelled with one “g” – but I really wanted to mimic the look of those cursive alphabet wall hangings that are in every classroom! You know which one’s I’m talking about? I think the double “G’ works, even though it’s technically misspelled.
Anyway, I thought it would be cool to create the sentiment using symbols and fonts that are reminiscent of different subjects and I’m pretty happy with the result.
Top it all off with a little graduation cap, and this CAS card is complete!
Thansk for stopping by for some Damask Love! Have a great day!
P.S. Tomorrow is gonna be an especially fun day in Damask Love Land…so come back!!!!
Stamps: Lawn Fan Hats Off To You
Paper: PTI (Stampers Select, True Black)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Other: PTI By the Numbers Dies Collection, Tombow Watercolor Markers

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26 thoughts on “CAS-ual Friday – Graduation

  1. A geek after my own heart! LOL! So many cool elements and I didn’t even twig about the double G.

    BTW, your pictures are always awesome. Do you use a light box?

  2. Awesome card Amber!!! That debossing technique is one of my favs! Ha! Didn’t even notice that there are 2 g’s until I read through your post! I LOVE the sentiment (I’m a bit of a nerd too!). AMAZING card – you always knock my socks off!!!

  3. AMBER.

    Seriously. I will have to stop coming here, because you make me feel so… so… *vanilla*.

    You are a super nerd. But it just amazes me that you can be *SO* left brain, and yet *SO* right brain at the same time.

    You are an anomaly.

    Oh, and I love this card. 😛

  4. Adorable times ten! I love, love every element of this card.
    I did notice the double “g” immediately, but it worked so well I didn’t feel the slightest twinge. And that’s saying a lot from a girl with tons of English teacher aunts…

  5. You are KILLING me here!! This is freakin’ amazing – but I’ve come to expect nothing less from you. Another brilliant interpretation of the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. I like the way you think, chica! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I’m a total nerd (with no creativity) and I love punny sentiments and I love this card! I love how you did the background…but the sentiment…oh, you had me at the sentiment! Love it!!!

  7. STOP! Oh my goodness Amber, you are ROCKIN’ the clever lately. I’m blown away every time I visit. As a chemistry nerd and grammar freak myself I’m over the moon in love with this fabby card. Just…wow. I love it when you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  8. Look at you! So creative! I say that every time I think. Well…you are! 🙂 Love this card and those numbers in the background are FAB! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!!

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