Saturday, 18 February 2017

Graduation card with Oscar-statuette and filmstrip

There's a young lady who just finished her study at the National Film and Television School in London as a film editor.  Her mum who lives in Luxembourg asked me to make a special card for the big event.

So I created this:

When I asked the mum about the colours she sent me a picture from the The Grand Budapest Hotel, this is why I used  a strong red and some purple for the background:

The text VÉGRE! means AT LAST :-)

And I will share you my special, lately developed technique how to safe an ink printed image. I had to find out something to protect my Oscar-statuette, so I figured out a trick. 
When you printed your image cover it with embossing ink but don't wipe or smear over it, you can use only tapping movements with a sponge. When it's done, put clear embossing powder on the whole surface and heat it. If you want a shiny image then it's just this and it's ready. But if you want matte image put a layer of Ranger Distress matte collage medium but just after your image got totally cold.

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Rectangles

MFT-Die Namics die, Mini Filmstrip

Clearly Besotted Stamp, Happy Days II

Ranger embossing powder, Gold

Ranger Distress crayons

Ranger Distress Collage Medium (matte) - for protecting the surface

With my card I would like to join the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: USE YOUR FAVORITE TOOL, as I used many times my two favourite tools, the Big Shot Plus and the heating tool.


  1. Love how you did this Monika, fabulously striking and that's a clever way to seal your image. Xxx

  2. Fab card! I love your take your inspiration by a movie!! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. A perfect made-to-measure card - I bet the recipient loved it.
    Alison x


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