Monday, May 30, 2011

Graduation Card


I'm showing you the photo of the inside of the card first because I think it's actually cuter than the outside!  *LOL*  
 
This is my project for the latest challenge over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.  See the end of the post for more info on that.  

This is a standard A2 sized card.  I printed an image from the Kich N Blues collection called Kich Graduates.  I colored her in with some Copics and some Stampin' Up markers.  I also used a white Sakura gel pen to bring out the outlines in the black areas.   

For the sentiment I stamped "Congrats to You" from SP & Company's Mini Card Creations 1.  I cut it out using a scalloped oval Nestabilities die and then used the same ink I stamped with to sponge it and give it an interesting look.  I cut a larger scalloped oval in green and gently sponged the edges of that layer with the same blue.

For the bottom I added a strip of patterned paper by DCWV that is 2 inches tall.  I did NOT put adhesive on the top or in the middle, which creates a pocket for money or a gift card.  I decorated the top with a strip of blue cardstock that I punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch.
 
I finished off with some stitching lines done with a Stampin' Up marker.


Here's the front of the card.  The whole card front is covered with the same patterned paper as the inside pocket.

I added a grey layer that is 3 and 1/2 inches by 4 and 3/4.  To the bottom of that I added a piece of blue cardstock that is about 2 inches tall.  It's punched using the Stampin' Up Scallop Edge punch.  I stamped the sentiment "It's Your Day!" from SP & Company's Ultimate Sentiments 1 using some Craft Ink from Stampin' Up.  

The graduation cap is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut Cartridge.  That cartridge has a lot of great images that don't have anything to do with pop up cards.  I cut it at 2.25 inches and blinged it up with some various colors of Stickles.

To finish of the front I did some more stitching lines and tied a ribbon.  

Please head on over to Scrapbookaholic By Abby to see what the rest of the team came up with and enter your own project for the challenge!  
 
We have some really great prizes for this one!!!  3 people will get the Kich N Bleus Grad Collection and we also have $20 Gift Certificate from KaDoddle Bug Designs.  Fun, huh?!

Here's the basics of the rules, but be sure and review them again on when you get to Abby's blog.  

Link your ORIGINAL post with your project up to Mr. Linky (on her blog)
Mention that your project is for her challenge
Project must be entered by the deadline before Mr. Linky closes.
Project must be on the challenge topic - this time around it's graduation.
Have fun!

12 comments:

Georgiana said...

Someone is going to be extremely happy when they get this great card! :)

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
This is super cute, I love how you made a pocket in the front
Hugs
Stacy

Kristin said...

Your card turned out great! Love the inside of it:)

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, the inside is adorable :)

Tara said...

I love the inside and out! Great card
Tara

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Very cute! I love the outside just as much as the inside! I'm sure the graduate will love it!
Amber
my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

adorable cards!! I just love them!!

Ashley

scrappinC said...

Fabulous card! The inside is wonderful.I like how you colored everything in. I don't have any copic markers yet!!!
TFS!
Cindy Lou

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

I think both sides are cute. what a great idea to make a litle pocket on te inside. :D

Marlene said...

What an adorable graduation card - and I love the idea of the money holder...so will the recipient!

Tambo said...

AMber, I love this card! what a great idea for a money holder. I am making a baby card tonight to hold a gift card. I put them in all different ways, but never like this. I might have to use this same sort of idea. tfs Tami
PS I read your comment on my blog. You go girl! you are very ambitious. I am only tackling the upstairs. My husband won't let me in the basement or the garage. That's his "domain" LOL
tamboscreations.blogspot.com

Scrappy Zeni said...

Amber, your card is just adorable! I love that you decorated the card on the inside the way that you did. That graduate will sure appreciate it!!