Saturday, May 25, 2013

Congrats! You Got Your Diploma!



 
Getting a college diploma is not easy for everyone.  When someone works hard and achieves her goal, I think it deserves a big shout out!  For that reason, I made this cheerful graduation card using the smiling face of Yumi (from the Fumi and Yumi great line of stamps).  Besides the Yumi image that I colored with Copic pens (from Ben Franklin Crafts), the front has a diploma and cap that were from a generous pack of die cuts by Doodlebug Design. The handmade embroidery floss tassel and glittered blue candy dot were glued onto the cap for added dimension. The base of the card was cut from a Doodlebug Design 12x12 card stock using a Sizzix card die with an interchangable star die.

The outside star and inside one were cut using the same star die used for the pop-up element.  The inside star was cut from yellow glitter paper.  The words for this card were stamped using stamps from a Ditto set. A small inker was used to only color the word 'Congrats' from the larger stamp.  This gives the stamp many separate words to use.  The Pebbles washi tape easily gave just the right touch of color to the inside of the card.  Ben Franklin Crafts has a large selection of  tearable, repositionable, washi tape for crafting.  I hope you've enjoyed this post and that it has given you the nudge to make a card for that hard-working graduate, who deserves nothing but the best for the years of hard work.  Enjoy your crafty side.  It's a blessing.


7 comments:

Stampn'HI said...

Cute. Cute. Cute...love that pop up star and cute girl!

Annette said...

oh my heck this is totally cute..

eunice said...

Ahhhh...just the inspiration and nudge I needed at just the right time! Your graduation card is adorable...BF has Yumi & Fumi stamps? I need to go shopping soon! You did a fab job of using many different elements and getting them all to work together for this amazing grad card. Now I gotta get working on grad cards too...

Leanne said...

Ahhhh Lynn!!! This is super cute!! I have no graduates to give this year but I probably would have chosen something like this to make after seeing your card! This is awesome! I bet the recipient will love it!! Yumi looks so cute here! Another great idea!
Well done!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you'll play in one of our challenges soon.
:D
xxx

Joy said...

cute card, lucky grad!

eva said...

super cute and a wonderful idea!

eva said...

super cute and a wonderful idea!