Another Graduation Card

Monday, 20 August 2012

Evening all,

Hasn't the weather been weird lately?!  I was all trussed up in a cardigan and coat when I left to go to work this morning and then this evening turned out to be really warm!  One day last week I thought it seemed like a nice day so didn't bother taking a coat to work and it was one of the wettest days I've seen in a long time!  I wish it would make it's mind up and just stay nice! :)
Here's the other graduation card I made for my cousin:

That's it closed up and then you open it and it's like this:

I know there's a name for this type of card but I can't think of it at the minute!

I made the diamond in the centre into a graduation hat/mortar board with a LOTV sentiment stamp and a tassle that I got from Joanna Sheen years ago - I'm not sure if they still do them.  The diamante swirl is one I've had in my stash for ages too and I've lost who made it - it used to be a bigger swirl and this was all that was left!

The papers are Basic Grey - Scarlet's Letter.  The sentiments were computer generated and punched out with Stampin' Up! punches.  I added some Swarovski crystals to the corners including some large square crystals.

I was asked to add a pocket to the card and after some deliberation I decided to put it at the back/inside.  This pic also shows the folds involved in this card.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away; Anything goes farewell challenge
Cute Card Thursday; Back to school
Moving Along With The Times; Anything but square - I know my card is technically square when it's folded up but as it sits it is not square.  If you think it doesn't fit the challenge then please delete my entry - thank you!
Stamp With Fun; Bling
Whoopsidaisy Challenge; include a sentiment

Thanks for looking!


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Sheena this is superb, such a cool graduation card, loVe your paper choice and the colours and the diamonte on the mortar is a loVely feminin touch, excellent work with great attention to detail, loVe it...Mel :)

Cumbrianlass said...

A brilliant card, love the shape and all the papers. All the bling is super
Thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
and good luck

Anne said...

Fab card Sheena love the papers. Anne x

cotnob said...

Great card Sheen, such a great shape for that hat.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Nadja said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp with fun.
Hugs, Nadja

Deb said...

very cool grad card, love the shape and the gorgeous papers!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Kim said...

Very impressive folds on this card. Like the mortar board. Glad you could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.