Saturday, April 28, 2012

{Show and Tell} Graduation Card

It's been a while since my last post. This is just going to be a very quick 'Show and Tell' on a card I have made. It's for all the graduates of this year! I actually made this card for my cousin who just graduated last Thursday.

For the card base, I used a metallic gold or light brown card stock.

I made the layout using the Silhouette Studio software. The reason for this is so that I could cut the shapes I need in the correct size so it would fit the card perfectly.

The mat behind "Happy Graduation" is also a metallic cardstock in dark brown. The circles I just cut out with my trusty scissors.

To give depth and definition to the background of the owl, I inked it up with a DIY brown spray paint I made (a tutorial I might come up with in the future to share so watch out of it).

As for the "Happy Graduation" mat, I made the edges look "aged" by rubbing ordinary dustless chalk in brown and blended it out with my fingers. (Again, a tutorial of this will come up on future posts)

So, if you are wondering why I used my DIY spray paint and chalk to make my papers look "aged", that is because I haven't got the chance yet to buy distress inks which, again, are expensive from where I come from. However, I do plan to buy at least one color in a brown shade for these "paper looking aged" purposes.

So, there you have it. Tell me what you think, I'd love to read your comments. :)


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