Brainy Books

Brainy Books

Another clever graduation card!

Hi All! I’m back with the other graduation card I was asked to make. This one for a man getting his Masters in Architecture. As I was searching for digital images I found most were geared to kids, tween and teens. Not so much for “Adults”. I found this awesome image with stacked books. The only problem was that it has this cute little mouse hanging from the tassel, not very manly…… But I printed and colored the image anyway. Still thinking the mouse had to go. If this was a physical stamp I could have just blocked that part of the stamp. I had to find a way to cover it up and keep with the theme. After a day, it hit me! A little house would be perfect. Now, on with the Show & Tell…

Here is the card with the house! .

It was fun picking the book colors.

Copic List:

  • Hat: T8, T7, T6, T5
  • Light Red: R46, R27, R24
  • Green: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Mustard: YR27, YR24, YR23
  • Blue: B79, B69, B66
  • Dark Red: R89, R39, R35
  • Sage: BG99, BG96, BG93
  • Book Titles: E41, E40
  • Mouse and Ground: E35, E34, E312
  • Mouse Belly: E11, E21, E51
  • Shadow: C1

Card Details:

  • Card base of Accent Opaque Whirte 120lb
  • Licorice layer cut with layering rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • Floor to ceiling paper cut with layering rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • Licorice layer cut with nesting rectangle, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Image printed on Hammermill, colored with Copic Markers, cut with layering rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • House shape cut with die, adhered with foam square
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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