I was always amused by the tradition of throwing the graduation caps into the air. Something about all the graduates ending up with eye injuries always made me cringe somewhat or just smile at the thought depending on my mood.
I do know that when I saw this card by Yainea :
I knew it was one I wanted to “copy”! Then, Papertrey Ink put out a challenge to do a random stamped background and I really needed to get my act together and create a graduation card. I had a great set of Papertrey Ink stamps that I could use and along with my Silhouette Cameo, and a great sketch from the Online Card Class : Summer Card Camp 2. I came up with this:
I forgot to use my anti-static bag on the embossed banners, but I went with it because I thought it added a confetti-like feel and helped the banners to stand out more from the stamped hats. Here’s the inside:
I got the inspiration for the sentiment from a shirt I had from a continuing ed class I had taken. I thought it was especially appropriate because this particular graduate is going to be teaching! I used the Silhouette sketch pens to draw the sentiment and the borders around it. I’ll be writing a personal message inside.
I will be entering my card into the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge using a randomly stamped background: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/
and the Scrappin-n-Chattin August Card Challenge Handmade Background : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrappin-n-chattin/message/215707
And here is a link to Yainea’s blog, she is amazing. I am always blown away by her fun, clever cards! http://www.mypaperjourney.blogspot.com/2013/06/lawnscaping-challenge-59-coloring.html
I used: cardstock from CTMH, Discount Cardstock and stash, stamps from Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #4), cutting files from Silhouette store (Class of 2013, pea pod parts for drawn frame) and Matilde is the font I used for the quote, Versafine and Versamark ink and Stampendous embossing powder, American Crafts and Imaginisce adhesives.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! I really love how those hats look all flying around and I’m so glad that Papertrey Ink encouraged me to use that wonderful detailed hat stamp by having the random stamping challenge!
Let me know if you have any questions or have a favorite part of my card you’d like to tell me about in the comment section ;-)!