Friday, June 28, 2013

Pomp and Circumstance

It's officially graduation week around here. Mark graduated high school on Sunday and his party is tomorrow. In between all of the preparations, I did manage to find time to make a card for him.  I just haven't photographed it yet. Therefore, today's post features a card I made for my niece who graduated college last month. Here's the card:

After cutting all of the cardstock, I stamped the background using Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Inspiration stamp set. Although this set wasn't intended to be a graduation set, I knew it offered the perfect advice for any graduate. After marking off a spot for my banner, I stamped the caps. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto a banner that I had cut out using my Cricut. Since I wanted a thinner shadow than my machine would cut, I hand cut the yellow banner. Finally, I added a rhinestone to the top of each cap, adhered the layers and my card was done. Here's a closer look:

I will leave you with a picture of the tossing of the caps from Sunday's celebration. What a fun tradition! I still can't believe that I am the mother of a high-school graduate! 
Photo: Hats off to the Class of 2013!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white); Amercican Crafts (purple) Stampin' UP! (Crusched Curry)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Inspiration; For the Graduate);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Stampin' Up! (Crushed Curry); Color Box (Rainbow Pallet
Misc.: Recollections rhinestones
Tools: Cricut


Leslie Miller said...

It seems like only yesterday my son graduated high school, and here he is 38 year old already. Where does the time go, especially when I'm not getting any older (at least not in my head)? You've made one of the best grad cards I've seen this year. It has a very nice flow and design to it. Great job!

Leslie Germain said...

What a great graduation card! Love all the details.

LisaM said...

Awesome graduation card!

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats to your son and your niece! What a great grad card. Love the pop of the black layer.

Charlene said...

Congrats to yor neice!!! I love your card...a GREAT design!!!

Sandy Ang said...

such cool stamping !