Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a couple of graduation cards I made for my nieces. I did use an image found in the Silhouette online store, grad cap flourish id # 9644. This is a cut image that I turned into a print and cut. I wanted to create cards that used their school colors.
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I used the color fill features to change the caps to black and red. The flourishes I used the gradient gray and changed the dots to black. The font for “congratulations” is Jenna Sue and the “Class of” is Edwardian Script ITC, the numerals are “aerial”. I played around with the placements within a 4 X 5.25 space.
Here is how the finished card bases looked in Silhouette:
Once I was happy with the placement and colors I used the silhouette to print the two on one sheet of card stock and used my paper trimmer to trim down the card front as close to the image with a small order around it. I then placed the card front on the pattern paper and trimmed around the card front living a minimal border and did the same for the colored card stock that matted the pattern paper and adhered them all to the black card base.
The red card I placed a black flat back pearl on the top of cap for the button and applied Frosted Lace stickles on the tassel. Over the numbers I applied a thin layer of Glossy Accents and to the left I had a diploma brad that I flattened the prongs out and placed a few glue dots along the back and applied to the card base for an extra touch.
The black card I did bling up a bit. I placed an iridescent rhinestone to the top of the cap for the button and applied Forsted Lace Stickles to the tassel and to the numbers. I also placed small rhinestones over the black dots along the flourishes and in a couple of other places scattered around and also placed a diploma brad to the lower left of the card. I also added a few white dash lines around the cap just to give a little dimension to the cap.
- Silhouette cameo
- Silhouette Item Id #9644 grad cap flourish
- Black and White Congrats/Congratulations Pattern paper
- red card stock
- black card stock
- The paper studio textured black pattern paper
- white card stock
- white Gelly Roll Pen
- Frosted Lace Stickles
- Glossy Accents
- Diploma Brad
- Glue Dots
- Tombow Stamp runner
- Rhinestones in different sizes and colors
- black flat back pearl
A closer look at each card:
There you have it. I hope you enjoyed seeing my graduation card. If you have any questions please ask. Please share what your are creating over on my facebook page. If you haven’t already, please subscribe and head over to my Youtube channel take a look around and subscribe there too.
See you in the next post, next up: Masculine birthday card.