Thursday, July 5, 2012

Graduation Tag Card

My niece and god-daughter recently graduated from High School.  Jamie is a great student and a fabulous artist.  So I wanted to create a card for her that would be more "artsy" than the average.  My idea was to take three tags and using tissue tape, make an accordian card.  Well I forgot my intent while I was inking and stamping and after I did the tags, discovered that if I added the tissue tape, I would cover up a lot of the details I liked.  What to do?  I thought  "Why not make a teepee style card from the tags".  So that's what I did!
I used Distress Inks, pearlized water spray and Tim Holtz's Mixed Media stamps over all the tags.  To keep the back of the tags neat and give them more stability, I glued two tags together (4 tags used total).  On the front I added a diecut Graduation Hat and added a tassel I created out of gold cording.  The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado.
On the lower back corner, I used an ATC card stamp and filled in the info for her Graduation party. To hold the two halves together, I used a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp.  On the end of the chain I added a brass paint palette charm that I distressed with alcohol inks
Here's the inside of the "card"  I stamped the "Class of 2012" and other sentiments with Distress Inks.  I forgot to get a picture of it actually standing but it worked perfectly and Jamie seemed to really like it.  I guess I'm the "cool" Aunt after all!

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11 comments:

PaulaJ said...

adorable!
your niece will love it!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous tag!! Love how the grad cap comes off the edge!! Awesome work!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

Lisa H said...

I really like it! good job. =)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great tag- awesome job!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that turned out Sweet!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a interesting card, great way to use the tags :)
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Kristen said...

Great idea, I think your plan worked perfect! Great tags!

xo, Kristina
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Saron said...

Beautiful tags!! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions challenge!

craftymum said...

great tag!. Thank you for entering our "Distress Ink" challenge at HSC. We hope you will enter our new challenge " Kanban"

Hugs Sarah x

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

I love how you thought outside the box on this tag. It's a very unique graduation idea. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Renee