Friday, April 20, 2012

"Tent Topper" Graduation Card

Have you tried a "Tent Topper" card yet? 
Of course, I had to do mine a little different.  I like the look of a rounded top on a card and by modifying the traditional "Tent Topper" style I created my version.  Here's the side view:
The plain black cardstock oval (cut with my beloved and no longer made Coluzzle) is glued to the back of the black striped paper.  Then the joined pieces were attached to the front of the card base.  The smaller oval "Typewriter Alphabet" paper  (from The Paper Studio) is glued to the front and ties the layers together.  The mortarboard hat is a diecut from my SVG set GRADUATION SET TWO.  I lifted the hat off the card with pop dots.  Black Soot Distress Stickles were added around just the bottom portion of the Typewriter Alphabet paper as this made a nice border.  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of scrap white cardstock and hand cut the "vee".  I added ribbons, cut to different lengths and "veed", above and below the sentiment strip.
TIP:
After graduation season, look for big discounts on the specialty 2012 ribbon.  I got this set super CHEAP because it was from 2008.  Guess what?  I used that "2008" ribbon on the card above....I just turned it over!
This card has been entered into the following Challenges:

12 comments:

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

I like it, fabulous way to extend a tent card, gives it some style too. Love it. Great tip about buying the ribbon too, thanks. So glad you could join us at Lexi's Creations!

Glenda Atkins said...

I like it, fabulous way to extend a tent card, gives it some style too. Love it. Great tip about buying the ribbon too, thanks. So glad you could join us at Lexi's Creations!

Tina Campbell said...

What a sweet card! It all flows together well. Good deal on the ribbon and a good tip too about it

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your classy card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the classyness. Hugs Terry xxxx and good luck

Pauline said...

A fabulous graduation card.

Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

girlia said...

Adorable graduation card. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO for our monochromatic challenge.

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

Esther said...

Very pretty graduation card!
Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your clean lines and the fabulous DP's, really beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our "Congratulations (monochromatic)" challenge, hope to see you again this week :)

Mary Jo said...

Very cool take on the tent card! Awesome grad card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous topper, Cindy! So happy to have you join us in our "Punches and Dies" challenge at Lexi's Creations this time. Hope to see you again soon -- we love regulars! :-D
NanaConnie DT