Today I am sharing a graduation card I made for my SIL. Her school colors were red and white. I wanted to stay with that color scheme. They pattern paper inside the frame is from the High school Stack by DCWV.
Front of the card:
Since I did not have the right pattern paper for this project, I decided to make my own for the front of the card. I took a graduation cap stamp and randomly stamp it on some solid card stock using Versa Mark. I used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder. I love how this embossing powder leaves a nice shimmer on the cardstock. It almost makes it look like pearlized cardstock! I took my ticket stub punch and used that one the edge of the pattern paper.
The frame was cut from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I wanted to add texture to the frame because it was too plain. I embossed that with the African Batik embossing folder. The layer was placed on pop dots for dimension and for the “recessing”. For the diploma, I simply rolled a piece of scrap cardstock. The graduation cap was cut from the Wrap It Up cartridge (I think). Instead of using the tassel from the actual cut, I made my own from floss. The tassel is secured with a brad which was colored with Smooch. I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up ink and added pearls using a red Viva Décor Pen.
I took the same pattern paper from the recessed portion of the card and used the same punch I used on the front. It was layered with a piece of cardstock for the sentiment. The sentiment layer is also acts as a pocket for her monetary gift.
That is it! I wanted to keep this card simple and easy to make. I hope you all enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~
DCWV High School Mat Stack
Cuttlebug African Batik Embossing Folder
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Viva Décor Pen
Antique Linen Distress Ink
We R Memory Keepers-Ticket Stub Punch