Posts Tagged ‘Graduation’
Good evening. I met my goal today of making graduations cards. I have several friends kids graduating this year and felt inspired to make my own cards. My featured card today was inspired by a card that I came across on the Splitcoast Stampers gallery under graduation. I liked the pop up and interactive element of this style of card. I saw several other variations of this card and one of the pictures included a link to a tutorial on how to make the card base. Click here for the tutorial.
Supplies I used:
Spring Card Tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers
Scor Pal Score Board
Stampin Up Go Graduate Digital Brush Set
Stampin Up Word Play Stamp Set
To start, I used black cardstock and followed the tutorial for making the folds for the spring card. Instead of folding the card to spring up, I instead folded it such so that the sides tucked in instead of allowing the card to spring up. This allowed me additional interior real estate to place a pocket for a money gift or the graduate.
Afterwards, I added decorative paper to the cap’s top. I then fumbled through Photoshop Elements to alter and print my digital image of the feet. This was quite the experience as I have never used a digital stamp before. I then adhered my digital images to the bottom front panel of the card.
After competing the exterior of the card minus the tassel, I felt the interior of the card looked a bit plain. After a bit of thinking, I decided to cut additional squares of decorative paper for the top area and formed a pocket by adhering a half square of plain black cardstock over the decorative cardstock. This will provide me a place to tuck in a money gift for the graduate. I then decided to add another sentiment element just above the feet image.
All that was left now was the finishing touch, the tassel. Today’s card is for my girlfriend’s daughter whose school colors are green and gold. I decided to use gold embroidery floss for the tassel. As I was attaching the tassel to the brad, I wish I had little numbers “12″ on hand to add to the tassel. Instead, I die cut numbers from Chip Block, a Tim Holtz decorative strip die and adhered them along the side of the cap.
The completed card measures approximately 5 1/2x 5 1/2 and will require a special size envelope and additional postage.
I apologize in advance if something does not make sense in this post. Somehow in the middle of writing and previewing the post, my auto save feature failed and I had to start over, thus writing this post has consumed over 4 hours. Argh! Please feel free to email me or post any comments or questions you may have. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.