Monday, April 4, 2016

School Color Crazy Bird Grad Card


I love making graduation cards in the school colors of the grad, and purple and gold are the colors of the high school my nephew is graduating from this spring. When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to try a card using it. The center flap lifts up to reveal another oval in the center to write your message on: 

I started the  card with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of purple cardstock. I embossed the slightly smaller gold layer with a "congrats" embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I cut two white ovals with stitched dies from My Creative Time and stamped the "hats off" sentiment from Crackerbox Palace. I stamped the Crazy Bird (from Tim Holtz) on the larger white oval and again on a patterned dp and paper pieced him. I stamped and cut out the graduation hat and diploma from Crazy Bird Things in gold and attached.

A strip of purple cardstock is attached behind the gold layer and comes down the center of the front where I attached the front oval. I decided to put a strip of cardstock behind the larger oval and slipped in a money gift for the grad. I love it when a card comes together exactly as it was designed in my head:)

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends.

8 comments:

designbydonna said...

Karen, Love the design of this card. The stash of $ behind the oval is a great surprise. I like to do school colors too. I will probably give your layout a try.

Cara said...

Such a fun card and love the suprise aspect to it. Cara x

Bad Kitty said...

great card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Tracey said...

Fab card Karen, great design & such fun :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining us this week in our Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create - good luck in the draw!
Lorraine DT

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous design and a stiking card Karen - and thanks for sharing the 'how to'.
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

A neat graduation card and I love the way you placed the monetary gift as well.

Tamie said...

Fantastic colors and the layout is super cool. Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!!

Tamie DT