Graduation Card

This is the card I made for my oldest son’s college graduation. I basically layered the card with White, Blue, and gold papers, which are his school’s colors. I printed out “Aspire”, “Success”,”Class of 2018,” and Five gold and Navy blue circles onto white cardstock. I added a white and gold pocket on the left, bottom corner of the cover to place his miniature degree wrapped in red string inside of it.

I made the degree in Photoshop from an image I found on the internet. I had to create the blue and gold border and I added his name, date, and type of degree on it. I had to guess at the closet style of font to make it blend in.

I added a gold pocket on the inside to place some money inside. I found the Words on the Cover of the card, as well as the cap and tassel; and created the “Congratulations” patterned paper using images from Pixel Scrapper, where I am a Level 3 Commons Designer. I stamped “Congratulations” using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Life’s Possibilities” stamp collection. I backed it with a gold circle punched out using my 1 inch circle punch.

The envelope was made using chipboard. I added some gold strips around the sides to accent it. I chose a velcro closure and the envelope was ready.

I hope you enjoyed this share.

Published by Sonya

I am a full time working wife and mother of three sons. I love all manner of crafting; From digital scrap-booking to tangible mixed media projects. I love to learn from other people and get exposed to the huge world of art. Creativity is in my blood. I have always sketched pictures since I was a kid, and now with social media (Thanks YouTube, Pinterest, Google images, etc....) I have become so overwhelmed with what project(s) to do for the day. I don't even know where to start. Should I make cards or make my own clay? Or should I design a wall hanging for the living room. I have become ridiculously indecisive with what I want to make. Also, I have become a craft hoarder. From paints, to dies and other cutting machines, to scrapbook paper and other designer card stock and embellishments, I have turned my little kitchen nook into my craft studio. I'm surprised my husband hasn't told me to get rid of all of the craft My craft collection addiction is partially what made me want to learn more about digital scrap booking. It is all new for me, but I have invested in the Adobe Photoshop application and I have scoured YouTube on learning different techniques in layering scrapbook images, pages, brushes, and so on. Now I can go to the next level of design by doing it digitally.

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