Adventure Awaits!

a card celebrating the opportunties waiting after graduation


4/27/20232 min read

Would you like to play around with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link below and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Getting Started:

card base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

medium brown layer: 5.5 x 4.25

card face: 5.5 x 4 1/8

Card Face:

  • I secured Faded Lines (stencil) on the card face with some mint tape and used a mixture of yellow and a medium toned teal to create the pattern.

  • Then I brought in a soft brown ink and several stamps with a vintage feel to fill in some of the space on the background.

  • I decided that I wanted the stencil to be a little more "present" so I put the stencil back again, and went back over it giving just enough ink and pressure to give it a little more oomph.

  • I tore 1/8" off of the right hand side of the card face, and then used a pair of scissors to distress the edge. This allowed a very narrow strip of the brown layer to be visible at the edge.

  • I used a die on the left hand side of the card face which provided texture and also allowed a glimpse of the brown layer to peek through.

  • I used my Stamparatus to make sure my positioning was good, and then stamped and heat embossed Adventure Awaits using versamark and copper embossing powder.


  • I die cut the globe stand and globe out of the same medium brown cardstock. It's not obvious in the shot, but the base of the stand and the solid circle behind the globe were brushed with bronze wax paste. I used a very light touch as I wanted a touch of metallic, but mostly just the brown cardstock.

  • I selected a small Happy Graduation and a scrap of the same brown cardstock, and stamped and heat embossed it in copper, and then cut it out with a small rectangular die.


  • I glued the brown layer to the card base, and the card face on top of that new layer.

  • I glued the globe stand onto the card face, and then glued the solidcircle in place with the globe on top.

  • I finished of by glueing down the Happy Graduation sentiment .

Supplies: (and links where possible)

stencil: Faded Lines, A Colorful Life Designs

Die cutting machine: Amazon or Simon Says Stamp or

copper embossing powder Amazon or Simon Says Stamp or

Momenta Arc-C wax paste Amazon

stamp positioner: Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!

adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

mint tape:

brown card stock:, Stampin' Up

card base: Accent, 100 lb paper Amazon

card face: Accent, 80 lb paper Amazon

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