August is almost here...as is school!

Hi friends - how are you doing? I'm doing great, sweating away in our 100+ temp days. :D

I had a friend request a card for someone heading off to college in August; awwwww, I remember when our oldest went to college just a few years ago; we'll be sending another one off in a year. Meanwhile the oldest will now be studying abroad...see quick update below.

Anywho, the college colors are purple and gold...and it needed to be masculine - yikes, you know me - I struggle with those masculine cards; but this one came together pretty quickly!

The base focal point is purple (yeah, you probably figured that out huh? LOL); I added a Hero Arts stencil and rather than just adding whipped spackle or gesso; I decided to combine whipped spackle with gold paint. I love it!!

I then used PTI's notebook die, stamped the Verve Visual sentiment in purple and sponged on some Antique Linen distress ink. I mounted it with a piece of PTI's striped vellum and purple striped acetate and adhered with some washi tape. I added some tape runner and gold foil to a few places on the notebook die. The entire piece was mounted directly to a purple card base; I stamped another sentiment inside and added 3 pieces of double-stick tape, tapering lengths and added more gold foil.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!

UPDATE: A week ago, our oldest and I ventured to Chicago to appear before the French Consulate to apply for her year-long study abroad visa - WOW...what an experience. BUT we did ride this uber cool ferris wheel while at Navy Pier. Good times; it was super hot, we walked over 8 miles, about 22, 000 steps...memories I'll cherish forever!


Stamps: Verve Visual Great Expectations and Brighter Days
Papers: PTI Royal Velvet and striped vellum, We R Memory Keepers Acetate, DP by MME
InkAntique Linen Distress Ink, PTI Royal Velvet
Accessories: Ranger foil, tape runner, Hero Arts stencil, whipped spackle, gold paint, washi tape, PTI notebook die


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