Congratulations, Medical style

Congratulations card

My cousin Rani recently graduated from PA school and passed her board exam. It’s nice to break out the medical related stamps and dies when someone’s not sick!

I cut the scalloped piece from plain cardstock with a Silhouette Cameo, then colored it with red ink and embossed it with a Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine. I also cut the stethoscope with the Silhouette, then inked it with black and silver inks. I stamped the sentiment and band-aids onto plain cardstock and cut them out. The main background piece is silver cardstock. I adhered the sentiment and stethoscope with dimensional foam and glued the entire piece to a card.

Don’t you love those little band-aids?


  • Inks: Delicata in Silvery Shimmer, Memento Luxe in Tuxedo Black and Love Letter, VersaMagic in Pink Grapefruit (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko)
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches
  • Embossing folder: Darice

You turn me on

You turn me on card

I just bought Technique Tuesday’s “Bright Idea” stamp set and wanted to use them with Vertigo, which is perfect for creating a glasslike look on a card. To coordinate the colors with my lightbulb patterned paper, I used dark blue and orange inks (Memento Luxe in Teal Zeal and Fireworks! Craft Spray in Canteloupe).

First, I stamped the bulb on white cardstock, then stamped just the lower part of the stamp again on Vertigo colored with the Fireworks! I cut out the inner circle from the Vertigo and adhered it to the white cardstock.  I repeated the process to make a second hanging bulb.

I colored a strip of white cardstock in Fireworks!, then stamped the sentiment onto it and cut it out with pinking shears.  For the background of the card, I used both the patterned paper and a piece of Vertigo.  I adhered all pieces and finished the card off with a strip of ribbon.


  • Inks: Memento Luxe in Teal Zeal and Fireworks! Craft Spray in Canteloupe (IMAGINE Crafts)
  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday
  • Ribbon: May Arts
  • Paper: Doodlebug