Friday, May 11, 2012

Graduation Triple Take

I have several graduation cards to send at the {quickly upcoming} end of the school year.I thought it would be fun to show you three different ways to use the same image on your cards. All three cards feature graphics print and cut at the same size{ 5.5"} using the Greeting cards inside and out cartridge and the Cricut Imagine.All three cards are the same colors and orientation, but are embellished in unique ways!

First up is this card that has stitching, and a black gel pen doodle around the main image, I also used satin ribbon under the medallion that was stamped with the number 12 indicating the year the student graduated.I stamped a bracket at the beginning and end of the sentiment and added a tag with a SRM graduation sticker

To recreate this project you will add the layers when printing and cutting, but do not print and cut the main card on the cartridge {layers only}

 For this version I stamped a graduation cap and hand cut it out, added a mini brad and attached it above the sentiment with a pop dot.A thin ribbon and a bow of The Twinerys' twine decorate the right hand side, again I stamped the number 12, but on this version I popped it up add coated it with coarse glitter.

This close up shows the texture of the paper, I favor American crafts white cardstock for the Imagine...its not the only way to go as I do like to experiment but in general that is my "go to" paper.

For the third version I snipped the surrounding areas off the main image leaving just the teal border and the sentiment, I layered that onto black and teal embossed cardstock. I sanded the embossed layer slightly and distressed the edges for a little more masculine effect. I used pop dots to raise the sentiment layer, and add "the happy grad" I stamped the 12 directly to the image and added 3 mini brads and a double wrapped twine bow.

If you are working with stamps or Imagine Images as I have above there are a zillion ways to embellish the exact same image to create a new and special project. I hope this post was helpful to you, and will inspire you to look at those Imagine cuts or stamps in a whole new light! Or maybe just gave you a few ideas for the graduation cards you need to get finished! :D

As always~ Happy creating!


Lynn B. said...

Those are great! I need to get busy with some of those myself. Graduation will be here before I know it.

JustJules said...

Love these cards! You are so talented! TFS!


Life and Knits said...

Shantaie these are beautiful. Love the stamp and paper play!