Sunday, May 17, 2009

Congrats, Graduate!

I had a customer request that we make a graduation card at my Stamp-A-Stack this month. I don't have any graduation specific stamp sets, so I needed to come up with something using what I do have. I wanted to make sure I used all SU products, although one used is retired. I have seen cards making a square into a graduation cap, but most used embroidery floss for the tassle. I decided to use grosgrain ribbon and fray it. Although I have seen frayed ribbon used before, I haven't seen it used this way. My customers were impressed with how it was made, as was I when it all worked out. :)

Stamp Set--Hugs & Wishes

Ink--Basic Black
Paper--Basic Black CS, Natural White CS, Urban Oasis DSP
Accessories--Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad, Silver Cord (retired)

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Great graduation card, Alicia! I really like the way you frayed the ribbon for the tassle on the cap, and I also like the rolled up diploma. Fabulous! :)

Anonymous said...

SWEEEEEEEEET!!

Just the tassle making idea Ineeded..

I was thinking of gold cording.. think I can find it though?!

Kimmiek

Becky in East Tennessee said...

This is sooo great! Looove your design!

Deedee Anderson said...

This is wonderful! I love the 3-D effects of the rolled scroll and the tassel on the hat!!