Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sassy Graduation Tent


My husband needed a graduation card, so he commissioned me to make one. He's trainable...he used to go to Hallmark. What was so bizarre about making this card is the recipient graduated from my high school. So, I knew all about the colors I should use...though I won't tell you how long it has been since I donned the beloved white gown. How on earth did it become 2011 anyway???!!!

This card was inspired by the current challenge on Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. Challenge #68 is to make a tent card. I've never made a tent card before, so I thought I'd give it a try. I used the easy-to-follow tutorial on Splitcoast as my guide.

One of my go-to images for a girl graduate is this digital image from Sassy Cheryl's called "Frantic Girl Graduate". I printed this image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Not much coloring needed (boo-hoo!), given the white gown. I cut around the image, later to be placed on the card. I also used $1 Studio G stamps from Michaels for the graduation cap and the sentiment, also cut and to later to be placed around on the outside panel. The patterned paper on the front panel is from Lasting Impressions. I paper pierced around it. The circle window was cut using a Nestabilities die, as was the white circle frame around the window.

The inside of the tent card uses a panel of patterned paper that looks like notebook paper, also from Lasting Impressions. I stamped "Class of" with Karen Foster Snapstamps (Oh why did they stop making these?), and then adhered 2-0-1-1 from the actual graduation announcement onto the panel as well. I was trying to go for a little doodling, ransom note effect. Thought that helped with the card's whimsical feel.

I then brought the front and inside panels together with a scored piece of cardstock, mountain/valley style. That forced me to find my neglected Scor-It.

All in all, a pretty cool card...and an unavoidable trip down memory lane. Oh, to be that young again.

10 comments:

Sassy Cheryl said...

Wow! What a fabulous card. Certainly better than ANY card you can get at Hallmark! Yep, smart guy! And me. . . .nope, not telling how long since I had one of those gowns on either. hee hee!
Thanks for playing along in the Tent card challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Dawn said...

what a perfectly fabulous grad card!! love it!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and inside.

Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's

Melody said...

What a great graduation card! I love how you did the inside. Hope you are doing well! You coloring has gotten amazing!!

Ann English said...

Wonderful graduation card and ever so much better then anything available at Hallmark!
So glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Heather said...

Fabulous tent card!! Thanks for playing along.

Hugs,
Heather

Linda said...

Hallmark - who????? Great card Kecia and your coloring,or lack of it, is still perfect.

jkreucher said...

I am lovin every little detail of this wonderful creation! Love the lined paper dp, perfect background...

So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
Judy

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, fun grad card Kecia! that image is perfect and what a great style card!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Absolutely adorable... I love it!! Great layout and I love the notebook paper.

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