I'm showing off one of three graduation cards I made for the upcoming graduation season.
I started by die cutting several graduation caps using the Taylor Expressions Grad Cap, which is not currently available in the store, but don't worry, the Paper Smooches Grad Cap die set is almost the same and its available. I used my new Ice Grey Spectrum Noir TriBlend Marker to color the caps and die cut the tassel from teal glitter card stock.
The background star die I used is not currently available, but these two other dies can give you a very similar look... The Uniquely Creative Scribble Star die, the Poppystamps All Star Collage die. I had to do some die surgery on an old Die-Versions die to extract my hip hip hooray sentiment, but if you use the IO Hip Hip Hooray die no surgery will be needed.
On a side note... Have you ever seen a card and wonder how long it took to make? Keeping in mind that everyone works at their own pace and card making is a relaxing hobby for me that I truly enjoy... this card took me three hours to make from beginning to end. The card evolved as I worked on it. My initial plan was to place the caps directly on the card front, but it looked too plain for me, so I added the star background. I could have saved time by die cutting the caps from grey or black card stock instead of coloring them w/markers. On the flip side, I could have made the card more elaborate by making the star background into a shaker element. What I'm trying to say is, don't be discourage if you don't have hours to devote to making one card. Use the time you have to make something you like and HAVE FUN. I can guarantee you the recipient will love your results.
Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge. The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land. Until next time... take care.