Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

Graduation season is upon us. As much as it a joyous time in anyone’s life, you feel the pressure of the final exams, think about that next phase of your life and probably make a big move. Don’t forget the grad in your life, and make him/her a fun, grungy card. I will show you how you can create a simple, yet layered background with fun ruler embellishments and matching sentiment.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Smoosh the Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink onto the Imagine Craft Mat.

Step 2

Spray water over the ink. Smoosh the watercolor paper and create a random background. Dry the paper.

Step 3

Stencil the gears with the Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink and Inkblusher.

Step 4

Using the palette knife and modeling paste, stencil another image.

Step 5

Spray some Walnut Ink, then brush the ink with a wet brush. Dry paper.

Step 6

Stamp the ruler stamps with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 7

Cut out the rulers and ink the edges with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 8

Assemble card. Glue on the rulers and add a sentiment.



  • Watercolor Paper
  • The Crafters Workshop – 6×6 Gears stencil
  • Carabelle Studio – Steampunk Metre stamp
  • Stampendous – Ruler stamp
  • Liquitex – Modeling Paste

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