Monday, May 26, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 212--Class of 2014

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #212 Class of 2014

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~This Weeks Challenge~
Class of 2014
Create a graduation project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Graduation cards are always hard for me for some reason.  I don't know why--maybe because there is an element of bittersweet along with the joy and celebration.  Maybe also because there is a bit of a limited set of images you can go with LOL!  In any case, what I usually do is try to use the school colors of the graduate.  Our school colors are black and gold.  I just got this paper a few weeks ago and I love it!  It's called Kaleidoscope from SU.  This particular pattern made me think of confetti, so I knew I wanted to use it.  The black chevron embossed paper is from CTMH--it's very glossy and cool.  I just got THAT and wanted to use it too!  So there may be a bit much pattern on here, but I like it.

I really like this cut from Wrap It Up--I like the font.  And I thought I would make a 3.25 x 6.25 card.  It's a great size for a money card, and let's face it, money is always welcome at graduation!  Then I decided I wanted to make it a frame card.  I found a cut on the Gypsy Wanderings cart and resized it appropriately.  Then I copied it three times.  On one copy I hid the oval cut to make a solid piece, then lined it up with the original and welded the two pieces together and cut it out of PTI white.  Then on one of the other copies I placed the base cut for the "graduate" over my oval and moved it around and resized it until I was happy and welded that and cut it out of SU Crushed Curry.  The third copy is what I cut out of the triangle patterned paper. 

Next I used the same sized graduate base and shift cuts, again with the Crushed Curry and the cool black chevron embossed CS.  So the layering goes like this:  white card base, gold welded frame piece, triangle-patterned oval frame piece, gold base cut, and finally black shift cut.  I think this card turned out kind of cool.  But then I thought of an even cooler one, and that one I may share with you tomorrow, if I can get it made today.  My dear husband has an awful summer cold, which he has now passed on to me!  Still, if playing with my Cricut can't make me feel better, nothing can!

Have a great day and don't forget to play along with FCCB this week!  Just make a grad project, use at least one Cricut cut, and upload it to FCCB--that's all there is to it!


Pam MacKay said...

What an awesome design! Love how you used the cut out oval!

Michelle N. said...

Great design, great papers, love the gold!

Missy said...

This is FABULOUS Amy, I really like the cut out!!

Chris said...

ooh i love this one!! very very cool!!