May 22, 2012


Hi my crafty friends, Brenda here and this week at Sweet Sassy Diva we are celebrating graduations.  Perfect timing as my 5th son (and his girlfriend) graduated from college that Saturday before Mother's Day.  It was a beautiful day for graduation.  I only wish they could shorten the speeches. lol  Anyway for my son I made a card from Wild Card, the graduation hat.  But to mix it up a little I welded the scroll to the hat.  I also add ribbon to the scroll and a twine tassel along with a metal embellishment (been in my stash forever) that has prongs that punch through the paper and then you push the prongs down.  I think it turned out pretty good, DS loved it anyway. lol  For his girlfriend and soon to be fiance, I made a Hello Kitty card using Art Philosophy for the card base, Hello Kitty Greeting for Hello Kitty in her graduation gown and Gypsy Wanderings for the sentiment.  I pop dotted Hello Kitty's pieces of her gown and hat, then popped them up on the card as well. I used white ink to ink around her graduation gown to make it stand out and it give some depth to the gown.  Using glossy accents I made her eyes shine as well as the sentiment.  I am pretty please with this card as well.  My  future DIL loved it as she loves when I make them their cards. I hope that you have gotten lots of inspiration this week here a Sweet Sassy Diva and will give some graduation cards a try too.

Here is my Gypsy showing that I welded my scroll to the hat as well as welding two if the hats together to make it a shaped card.
Here are some of the cuts, for the white die cuts I used my Spectrum Noir markers to give the cuts some depth.
Here is a close up of the tassel, yeah I know not the greatest tassel but it will do. lol  And a close up of the brad and metal embellishment.

Here is my Gypsy with Hello Kitty layout on the card base.  Nothing fancy here, no welding or anything. Simple, easy peasy!

Both cards together


JenL said...

Awesome cards Brenda!! I love all the little details you added... they make such a dramatic difference!

Lori Apgar said...

Love both of your cards!!!

Rosie said...

love both projects

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