Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Graduation Card 2016: #tgifc55

Hey again,
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.


Holly Stene said...

Janet this is such a great card! Love the classic look of the B&W and really like how you used red for the year! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TGIF!

Diane said...

What a wonderful graduation card design.

Hugs Diane