This card was created for a challenge on
Cardz TV Blog "Cricut Cardz Challenge #109"
The card was designed using a 12x12 inch mat, the Gypsy (a handheld electronic design studio), Circut Cartridge "George and Basic Shapes" and Cricut Cartridge "Paper Dolls for Everyday". The large and small rectangles are from "George". The graduation gown is from "Paper Dolls for Everyday."
Steps for welding the card
*The large rectangle was placed on the mat.
*The small rectangle was placed inside the large rectangle and then enlarged until it fit the width of the larger one. Then moved back onto the mat.
*The gown was placed on the mat.
*The lower part of the gown was welded to the smaller rectangle.
*The gown section was lined up with the larger rectangle and the sleeves and lower edge of the gown were welded to the larger rectangle.
Cricut Markers were used to draw the images. The images were then cut out. This shows the mat before removing the cut images. When cutting phrases, I have found that using the Cricut Markers make the words easier to read.
This shows the card base before adding images and embellishments.
I inked the edges of the graduation gown with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Blue Jeans".
The images are added to the card base.
This is the card holder inside the card. I had a smaller graduation gown from a previous cut. I cut it to fit the space. The top part is glued to the card.
The bottom section has a fine line of Glossy Accents for the glue. I glued the sides and bottom. This left a space to insert the gift card.
This photo shows the placement of the gift card! Love my Michaels Reward Card!
Completed inside of card. I stamped the sentiment on another piece of paper and positioned it behind the gown.
I really enjoy using tiny alpha stamps. I collect sets whenever possible. I had this sectioned plastic box and found that it was perfect for storing these little alpha stamps!
See how nicely they fit into the sections! Most of the stamps are still in the cardboard boxes! I found 3 different sets today at Walmart! I can't wait to fill up this box!
OK...back to the card! I used the little alpha stamps to create a heading for the card.
This is my first time using TH Distress Ink. The color is beautiful, but I am a little bit disappointed. The color seeps into the paper. After the ink dried, I couldn't see it on the gown. Maybe it is just my eyes, but I don't think so! Oh, well, I bought 3 other colors. I will keep trying until I figure out to use it!
I ran the words through my little Xyron to form stickers!
Graduation Card with Gift Card Holder!
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