I decided to make a couple of graduation cards to have at the ready this year. I'm not usually this much ahead of the game. In fact, I remember in years past when I have struggled to finish a card on the very day I had to give it to the graduate!
Here are a couple that I finished recently:
I used a Darice embossing folder (Graduation Hat Background) to add some texture to my white panel.
I created my tassel out of some silver embroidery thread, and I cut my jubilant graduate using a Silhouette cutting file. This cut file came with both a female and a male graduate, so I cut both at once and made two cards.
The graduate is popped up on foam tape.
I also cut the numbers for 2016 using my Silhouette. I don't recall for sure now what font I used, but it may have been Graphite Std.
On the inside of my card, I used the inlay method for my "Congrats" die-cut (Hero Arts). I love using the inlay technique whenever I can.
I heat embossed "you did it!" onto black cardstock and then cut it into a banner shape. I thought this tied in the black on the inside of my card, too.
Here is the masculine version of my card. I just love these happy grad Silhouette cuts. They come together in Design ID #77675, if you're interested in purchasing them.
These cards came together very quickly. Don't you love when that happens? Sometimes it takes me days to finish a card, but these two just took about an hour. And now I'm ready for this year's graduates.
One tiny little issue, though--if I don't end up using both of them this year, will I be able to pry off that 6 and replace it with a 7 for next year????
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.