I wanted to make a card for a high school graduate who runs with my sons on the Cross Country team and the Track team. He is fantastic- unbelievably fast. He’s going to a nice school and will continue to run!
My kids’ school colors are teal and black. Their mascot is a Seahawk, so you also see some of the dark yellow for his beak.
Since the teal color is dark, and we no longer have Bermuda Bay 🙁, I had to make Coastal Cabana darker. I took a piece of Coastal Cabana paper and using the Coastal ink and a blending brush, I put lots of ink on that paper. Made it dark- it looks like Bermuda Bay!
I die cut the dark Coastal Cabana with the Patchwork Piece die, and die cut another with Basic Black. Since it left me with half of each color, I made two cards.
So, my first card was this:
This was the card I made for the graduate. When the last mini came out (the January-April 2023) and I saw the Greatest Journey bundle, I knew I had to have that. All three of my sons have run since middle school. Cross Country and Track are a big deal in my family. I’ve made lots of thank you cards for the coaches using that one die of a runner. So, you can’t buy it anymore, but I will never get rid of mine!
For the next card, the bike one, I wanted to make it a congrats card too.
Using the Fun on Wheels bundle, I stamped the bike on Basic Black cardstock with Versamark. I embossed with silver embossing powder and then die cut it. The sentiment is also from that stamp set and I stamped the same way and then die cut it with Deckled Rectangles.
The background Crushed Curry paper was embossed with the Metal Plate folder.
I wanted to add a little more silver to the card, so I used the Simply Elegant Trim in a few places.
On the inside of the card, I stamped the Congrats from Phrases for All stamp set. I used that same stamp on the outside of the runner card.