Graduation Card

Friday, May 17, 2013

I made this little card for a friend's graduation last week. The colors at her graduation party were gray and peach, so that helped me narrow down my color choices for making the card. She's a big fan of chalkboards and chevrons, so that helped me make design decisions too! I found a peach and cream chevron paper from a 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye 'Chevrons' pack. 

I used the Sketch feature to make a couple of different options for the front of the card. My first try didn't turn out so well - the pencil option on the sketch feature made the sketch pen write over and over in the same spot. It actually went through the paper and made holes! For the second try, I went to Advanced Options under the Sketch feature and decreased the density of the sketches. This resulted in a perfect picture!

First, I set my page to 8.5x11 and added registration marks. I printed the chalkboard frames on my home printer using white cardstock.

To use the sketch pen, I set the Cameo to "cut" the pictures I created on the chalkboard frames. I set the frames to "no cut".

Then to cut the frames out with the Cameo blade, I set the pictures to "no cut" and set the outline of the frames to "cut".

Then I just glued the chalkboard frame to the peach and cream chevron paper, trimmed the chevron paper to size, and glued it to some gray cardstock. I wrote some congratulatory words inside the card using an orange Sharpie pen.

 Hope you enjoyed this simple graduation card! Do you have any graduates in your life right now?

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  1. BEautiful chalkboard effect!

  2. Oh gonna have to look into the sketch pen. This turned out fantastic!

    1. Thanks Tina! The sketch pens are so fun!


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