So, I’d just finished sketch challenge five, and my daughter comes in and says, “Do you have a graduation card?” Gulp. Why no, but I can! I pulled up the next sketch challenge sketch and here it is…
So then came the whole, “What do I want it to look like?” bit. Braelyn agreed to the floral paper and the stripe, so I went from there. I chose the flowers for the triangle in order to avoid it looking too masculine… it’s for a girl, after all, but I think it’d work for a boy too since the flowers aren’t ridiculously girly. I think it fits the recipient well, but what do I know?
Let’s see how I did it.
Accessories- Braided trim (Walmart) Circle Brad
Adhesive- Thin dots, ATG tape
This card was so easy to do. First, I cut out two striped and two natural ivory tags. I cut around the inside of the ivory tag along the perforations and layered it. The scalloped end I tucked inside that triangle because I wanted the end to be the tag part. I stamped the Happy Grad stamp onto the cream and taped it all in place. After making sure the triangle would cover it, I taped it down with ATG.
I took the triangle and then stitched the end of the braid about 1″ away from the edge and frayed it. I glued one end down with a thin glue dot and then stitched around the edge. I popped the brad through and then taped around the right angles of the triangle.
For the envelope, I used Punched Posies stamp, stamped with Night of Navy full in the corner, and then stamped over that with Soft Suede but only about half way down. Gave it a cool look I think.
Then I took a Top Note die, cut it out of the naturals ivory, and stuck it inside for a place to write.
I think this one is really close to the original sketch. What do you think?