Good morning, everyone! It's that time of year again -- graduations are in the air! I attended a lovely Open House last night for two wonderful young people that are graduating from high school this year and made these cards for them. Their high school colors just happen to be Brilliant Blue and Silver which set the color theme for my cards. However, you could easily adapt this idea using any school colors.
I'm really thrilled with the way these turned out. Cardstock colors are Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White. I used the Happy Grad Individual Stamp for the front and the Go, Graduate stamp set on the inside of the card. The Brilliant Blue layer is textured with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Impressions Folder (really lovin' this new Impressions Folder). The graduation cap was an idea that was inspired from a SWAP card I received from LeeAnn Greff. The bottom of the hat is the Curly Label Punch with the sides trimmed off. Cut a diamond-shaped piece for the top and the little "button" was punched with the Itty Bitty Shape Circle Punch. The tassel was created using embroidery floss and I used a Sponge Daubber to apply Silver Shimmer Paint all around the edges. The finished hat is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals! It's so darling in real life.
That's it for now! Be sure to check out my Birthday Card appeal HERE. Send me a birthday card (my birthday is May 26th) and I will be donating all the cards back to From Our Hearts to be sent to deployed troops who will then use them to send birthday greetings to their loved one! All entries will be entered into a drawing for some fabulous Blog Candy! I hope you'll play along!
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