Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Graduation

Inspiration

I received an order for a December graduation card for a college grad, and had time this weekend to put it together. The image is a fun digital stamp from "Sassy Cheryl" I found doing a quick "graduation digital stamp" Google search. I used the Sketch Saturday Challenge #181 for the layout.

HappyGraduation

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Ballet Blue (SU!) 5 1/2" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2", and
4 1/2" x 5 1/2", and
1 1/2" x 4"
Delicate Dots DSP (SU!) 2 3/8" x 5 1/4", and
2 3/8" x 2 3/8" (2 pieces)
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink) 4 1/2" x 5 1/2", and
2" x 4" (2 pieces)

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Stamps

Frantic Graduation Girl (Sassy Cheryl)
Tassel Time (SU!)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)

Accessories

Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Big Scalloped Circles GRAND Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Large Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
SPICA Markers (Imagination International)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Wire-edged ribbon (Michaels)
Bow-Easy
Zip-Dry Glue
Scor-Pal
ATG (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of blue card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold. Cut one piece of patterned paper measuring 2 3/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere across the bottom half of the card front. Cut one piece of another patterned paper measuring 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" and adhere in one corner of the top half of the card front. Cut a third piece of patterned paper measuring 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" and adhere in the remaining corner of the top half of the card front. Cut/emboss the smalled Grand big scalloped oval from blue paper and adhere on the left of the card front. Mount a strip of ribbon across the middle of the card, covering the seam in the paper. Tie a bow, in matching ribbon and mount to the right of the blue oval.

DIGITAL IMAGE

Size the digital image on your computer to measure 3.75" in height. Print the image on white card stock. I let mine sit for an hour or so to make sure the ink won't run when I color it. Color the image with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Cap/Gown: C3, C5, C7, 100
  • Skirt/Shoes: B21, B23, B24
  • Scarf: R21, R24
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E01
  • Hair: Y38, E35, E37
  • Diplomas: Y21, Y28
  • Book: E09, E34, E37, E39

Enhance the tassel with the gold SPICA pen. Cut/emboss the image using the largest petite oval die, and mount on the blue oval mat on the front of the card.

OTHER IMAGES

Stamp the book, and the word "Congratulations" from the Tassel Time stamp set. Cut out the diploma and graduate head (the "o" and "i" from the word), and the book. Color with COPIC markers.

Color all of the trimmed images with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Cap: C3, C5, C7
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E01
  • Diploma: Y21, Y28
  • Book: E09, E34, E37, E39

Enhance the tassel with the gold SPICA pen. Mount the images on the lower right edge of the main image on the front of the card.

SENTIMENT

Cut/emboss 2 ribbon banners - one in white, and one in blue. Trim the white one to just the inner portion of the banner. Stamp the sentiment in black ink on the white banner. Glue the white piece onto the matching area of the blue banner, and mount the banner in the upper right corner of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

Olga said...

beautiufl card, love your coloring, it's so perfect!!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a gorgeous card. Your coloring is perfect and I love the paper you chose. Any grad would be so pleased to receive this one!

helen said...

Such a cute card!

Sue said...

Great card and colours Luv Sue x

Susie Little said...

Fabulous card, great image! Thank you for playing at Sketch Saturday!xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Great card, fab DP! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

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