Thursday, June 6, 2013

Congratulations Graduate

This is my entry for the Tuesday Color Challenge over at The Outlawz. It seems like forever since I have entered any challenges, and I'm so happy to be back creating again.



I created this card for my nephew Ryan who just graduated with Highest Distinction from UVA with a degree in BioMedical Engineering. This card started off with the graduation cap, which was supposed to be the card, but I decided it was too small, so I built the card around it. The cap, tassle, Class of 2013 and Congratulations Graduate were all cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The "button" in the middle of the cap is a logo from UVA's Engineering department that I cut out with a Spellbinder's circle die. I then mixed up some resin and did a dome effect by dropping resin onto the circle until it was covered. I didn't realize the resin was going to make the paper transparent, but that's what happened. Using the same logo, I created a half sheet of designer paper for the background. I made this card into an easel card and used the sentiment inside to hold the easel open. I added some metal bling at the top to finish the card off.



6 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great graduation card! Especially love what you did with that button. Congrats to the graduate!

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  2. This is a really super graduation card. Love how you created all the effects.

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  3. You definitely 'went for it' with this graduation card, and IT SHOWS!!! What an endearing keepsake this is going to be. He will treasure this Susan! He worked so hard and for so long to achieve this -- the mortar and tassel look so real! Love the school colors and logos!!!!

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  4. Awesome card! What a wonderful keepsake card. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  5. Very thoughtful card, Susan! You put a lot into this & it shows. The grad will be happy with it!

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