Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s that time of year where we are starting to celebrate graduations! Check out this fun idea by Yana Smakula and be inspired! (Please note; our dear friend Yana is Ukrainian, to show support to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, please see Yana’s post HERE.)
In this video, I’m sharing a CAS graduation card with a DIY interactive tassel using the Grad Party stamp set from Cathy Zielske.
I started working on my card by figuring out a simple way to make a thread tassel for a graduation cap. The image in this stamp set is a completely solid one, so if you stamp it in black ink, everything ends up black – the cap and the tassel. I wanted to have a different color tassel so I did a little bit of experimenting.
First, of course, I stamped the cap image in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock. I cut the cap out using a coordinating die and that’s where the altering started. First, I used scissors and cut the tassel off. In this image there’s a gap between the tassel and the cap, so that allows for a very clean cut. There’s no leftover black ink and it looks like it was meant like that. I then poked a hole in the center – that’s where our tassel is going to go.
I used yellow DMC floss to make the tassel. Watch my video tutorial for a simply how-to. The process is similar to making a pop pom.
I threaded the tassel through the hole in our graduation cap and secured the end with a foam square. A perfect mini graduation cap and colorful movable tassel!
I made 7 caps and positioned them somewhat randomly onto my background. I picked a light blue background as it goes well with the yellow tassels. I tried to keep the caps in 2 rows, but rotate and flip them, to add movement to this design. I stamped my sentiment – “Congrats On a Job Well Done” and another one that reads “You Did It”! I adhered this panel onto an A2 card base and stamped small filler images in between the caps – little stars and dots. You can use any small images you have in your stash to add this type of filler to the card. Or you can even use a pen and draw some yourself. It is pretty easy! Have fun stamping!
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