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.