Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 88: Oh Snap Graduation Card

I'm getting ready to ship off a graduation gift for my niece. The fact that I'm doing this before her graduation alone is a small miracle. I'm notoriously bad at going to the Post Office for anything. Tonight I whipped up a quick but snappy graduation card to include in the package. (I love puns. I'm sorry...but not. Mostly I'm chortling all by myself in the basement stamp room. Ahem.)
I didn't have a lot of stamping time today, so I used the new Freshly Made Sketches #187 as a shortcut to a cute card fast. This week's Friday Mashup Challenge was to make a card for a celebration using orange, navy, and teal. Check and check!

I thought that this Artbooking Cricut cut was perfect for my niece, since she's a bit sassy herself. I colored each piece with Shin Han markers for an ombre fade. I painted the back with some Clear Wink of Stella, then I mounted the top layer with foam tape. I used this tutorial and a fork to create the mini tassel for the "hat". I added the metallic stripes in the background using nail striping tape, which is fast becoming one of my favorite things! I'm linking this grad card up to the Paper Issues Let's Get This Party Started linky.

Now the package is ready to hit the Post Office... 
tomorrow...right...tomorrow. Or soon anyways, I'm sure, right, sis? 

2 comments:

Cindy Lovell said...

Awesome card! Your niece will love it!! Great fun and bright colors and i love the mini tassel!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

Denise Elliott said...

LOVE the card... amazing for something so "quick" you say. :)

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