The tassel was worth the hassle Grad Card
With end of school coming up, not only are there end of year gifts for teachers, but graduation. My hubby is a high school math teacher and varsity baseball coach so you can just imagine how many invites we already have. We probably have received about 10 of them sent to our home and he probably has some stashed in his bookbag at school that were hand delivered. We live in a small town so things like this are a BIG deal around here. Well, it should be a big deal! One moment, you are going to preschool, kindergarten and then BAM! off to college. For some of these kids, it's off to help out on their parents farm. So to kick off the Graduation Day series, I created two feminine cards.
For the "You did it! Congrats Graduate" card...I stamped on a piece of transparency with Palette Noir ink (heat dry so that image does not smear) and used the Fancy Pants clear stamp set (the one that comes in a 12x12 set). For some depth, I doodled with a white gel pen around the flourishes. I love butterflies so I stamped one on top of the flourishesn using Pallete L'Amore Red ink and again used a heat gun to dry ink. Transparencies are hard to adhere because it is see-through. A great solution to this problem is to machine stitch all around the edge. This way you won't need to use any kind of adhesive. You only need to be careful when stitching with a machine, because since it is not adhered to anything, you have to keep the transparency placed where you want it on the cardstock and hold it straight and tight until you have one side done. I adhered a solid colored patterned paper on the inside and printed off the digiment. To finish off the card, I added a black grossgrain ribbon at the top. Voila! Instant grad card...
For the "The tassel was worth the hassle. Congratulations!" card...I cased a simple one from Papercrafts Magazine August/September 2008 issuen (Crazy for Coloring Book article) using some simple colors and black to make it pop! I created a background "dream big" on the white panel using an outline font called Sketchy Times from dafont.com. I colored in just one phrase to highlight it with a Stampin Up marker. I topped it off with a polka dot satin ribbon, prima flowers, and a digiment tag held by the string. Digital images are becoming such a rage these days and it was fun coloring in the outline letters.