Sunday, June 2, 2013

Congratulations, Graduate!

This is a graduation card I made for a fine young man, one of our scouting friends, who just graduated high school! I tried to match his school colors, a burgandy-red and gold, with PTI's Scarlet Jewel and Summer Sunrise - I hope they came pretty close. This is a 4.5"x7" card, sized to accommodate a monetary gift, with a special "pocket" treatment on the inside that I'll show you below.

I used Fabulous Frames, Block Alphabet Numbers and Alpha Blocks dies for the main focal point, with the sentiment from Celebrations. The "it's your day" is from Framed Out #3. The arrow pattern is from Mama Elephant's On Target, and the graduation cap is from There She Goes' ConGRADulations set, stamped and then hand-cut.

I added texture to the background burgundy in the frame with a texture plate, and the frame and number blocks are popped up on foam adhesive.

On the inside, I put the sentiment (from Birds and Blooms, snazzed up a bit with the cap stamp again) on the left side, to make room for the pocket on the right side.

To make the pocket, I first folded up a flap from the cardstock base (cut 7"x11", then scored at 4.5" and at 9", so that I had the extra 2" to be the base of my pocket). I cut the bracket using the Edger #1 die, and adhered it to the inside of the flap. Then I added some Summer Sunrise striped paper to the top of the flap, and edged it with a strip of Summer Sunrise cardstock, just to give the whole edge a clean and finished look. I use a piece of Scor Tape on each edge to adhere the flap down and create the pocket.

Good luck to all those with kiddos graduating this year (we still have 6 years in this house, lol)! And thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Victoria Selix said...

Love how you did the inside. Great card!!!