Friday, June 3, 2011

Graduation Card

I wanted to share with you today a card I made for a friend's daughter who recently graduated high school.  All of the papers were from my scrap stash.
The card is 5x7.  The graduations cap is cut from the Wild Card cricut cartridge at 4.5" wide.  I traced the cut edge of the cap with a silver pen to make the front edge more visible.  The "congratulations" is cut from Wild Card at 4.75" wide.  The frame is cut from Accent Essentials at 4.875" wide.  I used both the inside and outside of the frame.  The frame itself was glued to the card, and I inked the edges of the inside cut from the frame and attached it with foam tape to make it pop.
On the inside of the card, I simply put some of the paper that was used on the front so that I could handwrite a sentiment.  The sentiment I wrote before adding my own personal note was: "Don't live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable." 

Here are a few close-ups of some of the details:
I cut congratulations twice - once in white and once in black.  I lightly inked the white copy and offset it from the black.  I also added a little sparkle with some Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  The tassle was made with embroidery floss and attached with a shimmery brad.

The supplies used on this card:
  • You Rock paper pack from Close To My Heart (discontinued)
  • White and black cardstock
  • Zebra Flocked Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Outdoor Denim inkpad from Close To My Heart
  • Goldrush inkpad from Close To My Heart
  • Spare Parts clip from The Paper Studio
  • Spare Parts black flower brad assortment from The Paper Studio
  • Silver Pen
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle by Tsukineko
  • Embroidery Floss
Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a great, crafty day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose. TFS

Staying Crafty said...

This is awesome! I LOVE the way that background looks, and how you angled the sentiment. It looks so super "hip" for a graduate. Listen to me, I already sound old ;)

Cute Cricut Corner said...

Very nice card!! I wish is was easier to figure out that Wild Card Cartridge. I made the cap and it was way too big. Thanks for the measurement. Phyllis

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

What a fun Graduation card. I don't use my Wild Card cartridge enough....thanks for the inspiration to use it more and also linking up at Craft Junkie Too's T.G.I.F. Linky Party....I hope you consider joining again next Friday.


Robin Ennis Willson said...

bet they loved that card! I especially love the hat w/tassel

Tiffany said...

Love your card, especially the tassel! TFS


Lori Comeau said...

Great card. I think you a fantastic job. Love it.

Val said...

I just love your card!!


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