Friday, March 16, 2012

Congratulations Graduate!

It's my turn, once again, to bring you some inspiration from the Card A Day Blog.  Hello friends and welcome newcomers to my little creative space.  This week's theme at CADB is 'Congratulations.'  We have a graduation coming up before too long, so I decided to use that as my inspiration for this card.  I didn't have to think about what colors to use because the school colors are purple and item taken care of; just needed to find the papers.

I knew I would be using a Cricut cut, and I had to do a bit of hunting to find what I needed.  Here are the pieces before assembly:

As you can see, I decided to use the mortarboard for a shaped card.  The one I used comes from the Cricut cartridge "Wrap It Up."  The next photos show the back of the card where you can see the fold where the front and back are attached, and also the inside where the front is folded back.

An angled shot shows the bit of dimension added by attaching the sentiment with foam tape.

I used VersaMark and Detail Gold embossing powder for the stamp.  Here's a nice close-up:

Finally, here is the full front view:

This card was really quite easy to make once I got the pieces sized on my Gypsy.  Here are the rest of the details on supplies:

          Papers:  Core'dinations (both purples); Stampin 'Up Whisper White and More Mustard
          Stamp:  Close to My Heart "Frames, Tags, Borders" set
          Die:  Spellbinders Circle
          Embossing Powders:  Stampendous Detail Gold
          Glues:  Tombow Mono Glue Stick and Mono Dots

Be sure to stop by on Monday, March 19, for the Card A Day Blog SPRING HAS SPRUNG Blog Hop.  There will be PRIZES!!

Thanks for visiting, and remember always keep your creative genius happy and well-fed!



  1. Wow! Great colors and nice embossing! I love the way you chose the colors - brought great depth to the hat!

    1. Thanks so much, Shelley! Glad the colors come through the way I intended.

  2. Love this you did a fantastic job the stamp is somethin and I like it in the gold detail. You daughter's school has great school colors their both my favorite and they look great together.tfs

    1. Thanks, Tina. My favorite colors, too. Purple and gold were my high school colors!


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