Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Graduation Card

It's that time of year for graduations. The granddaughter of my dearest friend (who has been blessed with 10 grandchildren) just graduated from high school.  Her parents gave her a graduation pool party and this is the card I made for her. 

I began with creating the focal panel by embossing white card stock with a Taylored Expressions Bead Board EF.  Next I die cut my images: the sentiment from Sue Wilson Congrats die, the cap and diploma from Cheery Lynn's Graduation Set die, and the books from Frantic Stamper's Stack of Books die.

I die cut the cap from red card stock and paper pieced the tassel with GKD Good as Gold card stock (since those were the colors of the graduate's high school). For the diploma, that was cut from white card stock and the ribbon was paper pieced with the same gold as the tassel. The stack of books took the most work. They were first die cut from Gold Pearl Linen card stock and then each book cover was paper pieced with various colored card stock. These were then put aside in order to assemble the card.

For the base card, the front was embossed with a die from Sue Wilson's Double Stitched Rectangle die. Next, a layer of red card stock was adhered to the base. The front panel was then adhered to the red layer. The Congrats die cut was attached with adhesive. The cap, diploma and books were adhered with dimensionals. This completed by project.

I hope you enjoyed with post and got inspired to create. 
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