I know, wow, two posts in one day! LOL This card is a graduation card that I got inspiration for making it from the TGIF Challenges! #tgifc55 which is a sketch challenge. Here is the link and sketch: http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/05/tgifc55.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TgifChallenge+%28TGIF+Challenge%21%29
I love this sketch! I immediately thought of an idea for a graduation card using this one. I got my Cricut out and cut the frame and insert pieces using the Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH. I used black cardstock for the frame (CTMH) and then used white underneath for the layer to stamp on. I also cut the same frame out of chevron paper from the Paper Fundamentals - Basic Assortment paper pack from CTMH(Z1939). I then started assembling the main piece before attaching it to the card. I took a pencil and made light outlines of the two squares where I stamped the year(Stampendous Tiny Alphabet stamp set #SSC222) over and over. It was just a the bottom of the frame with no frame attached yet - just the bottom square of white cardstock. I stamped the year first in Holiday Red (CTMH retired) in the middle of both squares. I then stamped all around it with black ink (CTMH). I then attached the frame piece covering the stamping that went over the edges. Then I adhered the two chevron pieces into the other two spaces. Next, I cut the banner with my Cricut using the Artistry cartridge from CTMH. I stamped the word "Graduate" on the left side of the banner. It's from the CTMH stamp set called "Smarty Pants" C1649 in current mini catalog. I then stamped the graduation cap in black (from the same "Smarty Pants" set) on a scratch piece of white cardstock and fussy cut it out. I then attached it to the right side of the banner. I mounted the whole piece with pop dots to the main white card. And there you have it. Nice and quick. Gotta love CAS card styles! Thanks for stopping by.