Sunday, June 3, 2012

Graduation Cap Flip Card

I love playing with new craft toys and I recently finally got my hands on three of the new Sizzix flip card dies: flower, heart, and diamond.  After cutting out several of each design, I realized that the diamond one looked like a graduation cap.  Since I recently acquired a Darice embossing folder with the word 'Congrats' on it, I decided to put the two products together and create one last graduation card.  I started with cardstock that has an inner core color so that when you impress designs on it; the design can be revealed by sanding the paper. First I die cut the diamond flip card (can be cut from an 6"x 8" piece) and then embossed it in the folder.  I had to emboss the bottom a second time to complete the pattern.  Next I sanded (with sand paper) the embossed design to bring out the under color.  I stamped , colored, and punched out the Dandelion Designs monkey graduate.  (Note: The edge of the circle was colored by rubbing an ink pad on the edge and smudging.)  The Hero Arts label  desgin was stamped on white cardstock and then the words (TPC Studio) were stamped inside. (The ends of the label design were cut off.).  The label and monkey were raised on pop dots.  Finally, I added American Crafts ribbons to the top and bottom of the card and attached an embroidery floss tassel (with a Pebbles glitter dot) using Beacon Fabri-Tac glue. This graduation card took very little time to create because of the Sizzix die and Darice embossing folder; both of which can be purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts.  I hope you liked this post and will return to this blog again to see how I used the other new Sizzix dies. I wish you happy days of crafting!


Creations by Shirl said...

TFS Lynn - this is neat!
In fact I just bought me the this flip its die and (2) of those movers & shapers and still need to play with them.... Thanks for the inspiration....
Enjoy your day~

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Lynn, you created a fabulous grad card. Those flip-it dies are great!!! Hope you have a crafty week.

Annette Allen said...

Happy Sunday and WOW WEE this card is amazing...I love those movers and shapers...I must get my hands on one of them...Totally love this..

Cheryl said...

Great idea Lynn!!! I would of never thought to make a grad cap with the diamond. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

scrapnhawaii said...

This is a WONDERFUL card, Lynn!!! It's a cute and great idea that I will have to try!! TFS!

eunice said...

Wow, wow, wow! Super cool idea to use the diamond flip card die cut to do a graduation card! Lynn, love how you always come up with the neatest and most creative ideas! Such an inspiration! Thank you!

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