Friday, 8 May 2009

Glad for the grad!

I started with a mat from the DCWV All Dressed Up set (rather appropriately) and mounted this on black glossy card. I then made the mortar board out of the same black glossy card and attached a tassle with a black dovecraft brad. Next I rolled up white card and added the red ribbon and attached this to the card on top of a black satin ribbon from my stash.

The mortar board didn't look right on it's own so I cut out a circle to mount it on and instead decided to use the circle as a person (I think I have seen too many of the Bupa ads!) and added the hat jauntily. Finally I used vellum alphabet stickers to create the sentiment and mounted this on the same white and black card I used for the Graduand and their hat!

Almost forgot, I then added 3 little black gems in the top corner, just to finish it off.

You know, when I first saw this challenge I just knew I would have to do it in one of the University of Manchester colours (pre/post merger). I have to say, I absolutely loved my time at University and I would highly recommend Manchester as the place to be! Class of 2006 rocks!


  1. Bex, great card. I found this to be a little bit of a challenge and had to run to the LSS to get paper.

    Sherry (aka sherryann)

  2. Bex, great job, I love the "hat" on the head, it really is an adorable card, thanks for sharing

  3. love all the little details you put into this card :D

  4. OH! I really like this! Nicely done!

    -Oh My Gluestick

  5. Lol about the Bupa adverts, I see how the thinking is regards that though.
    I love the colours of this and the black really makes it look elegant

  6. Very elegant grad card. I like paper you have use.

  7. awesome card, bex! i love the patterned paper you used - very elegant, so perfect for a grad card!

  8. Wonderful grad card!

    hugs, Karen Lee