It is official, I will have to change
"College Girl" to "The Graduate".
I love these tri-shutter cards - it is fun decorating each little "spot"
Last post was the card I'm sending to "regular graduates".
This is the card we gave THE GRADUATE.
I confess, there is a significant amount of contraband on this card but I wanted to use what I wanted to use! (stomping foot and putting defiant look on my face)
In keeping with her school's colors, I used bravo burgundy and whisper white. (And black and silver.) So glad I had the brushed silver paper because it looks so much "fancier" than using basic gray.
The TU is an old old old sizzix die that I have had for a decade (or two) because the SU ones are TOO BIG for the space I had.
The 2010 is the SU Simple Numbers die which I have found to be a NECESSITY (not a luxury) in my stack of dies for the Big Shot! I ran the numbers through the Square Lattice embossing folder (like I have been doing so many things lately)- just give in and buy it - it is FABULOUS for adding texture to small things!
All the stamps except "go you" are some that my bestest customer Samantha gave me when she realized college girl was graduating. "Go You" is from the new Go Graduate set in the summer mini catalog.
OK, lets get down to the part you came for - The Happy Graduate!
If she looks familiar it is because the tennis player and the graduate are basically the same character.
(This is why I knew the hair change and smaller nose would make the tennis player look more feminine)
Head - 1.25 inch circle
Nose - 1/2 inch circle trimmed on each side
Mouth - piece of small oval, draw on teeth
Hair - 2 key tag (retired) snipped with small star, piece of circle punch for bangs
Neck - My way arrow
Body - small oval for shoulders, butterfly punch for dress - snipped straight at hem
Gown - large ovals (front) about a 2.5 circle (back) small oval (sleeves) - all run through the new Square Lattice embossing folder
Mortar board - 1 3/8 inch square punch
Arms - oval ring from large oval around small oval hole
hands - 1/2 inch circle at end of modern label
legs - wide heart from Heart to Heart next to the hole from that same heart
Shoes/Feet- 5 petal flower trimmed
Diploma - scrap punched with small oval until I got the look I wanted. Just play with it!
Decorated the three panels on the back - 2 with mushy stuff and signatures and the third one with a little band to hold CASH. She will be picking out her "real" graduation gift when she gets settled into her own place.
Now, cross your fingers that before too long "The Graduate" can be known as "Career Girl".