When I was looking through my dies recently trying to come up with a card idea I spotted this hat. It reminded me of the hats that students in Finland wear at Vappu (May Day). I believe it is related to graduation, but is in any case a celebratory day for students. So I decided I would make a card with that in mind. I figured a graduation celebration card is a bit of a different take for our All About Occasions challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday this week!
I started by using the captain’s hat die from the Nautical dies by First edition. I cut it out twice, once from a snippet of white and then again from a snippet of black. I then punched the pieces out and swapped them, to give the white hat a black band and black anchor. I used double-sided tape on the back of the hat to hold everything in place. I then set it aside whilst I worked on the rest of the card.
I decided to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment onto some vellum. I used silver embossing powder, and a Finnish stamp which translates to “today is your day”. I then die cut the vellum with a Sizzix circle die.
I chose some patterned paper from a previous card kit (one from Crafty Ola, which is also where I got the Nautical dies.) I trimmed it down to just smaller than my grey card base, and adhered it into place with some double-sided tape. I removed the backing from the tape on the hat and attached it to the sentiment circle, then added some more tape to the circle where it would be hidden by the hat. I then adhered the panel to the patterned paper.
I’m pretty pleased with this card. It was fairly quick and simple to make, but still came together very nicely. I like the touch of silver for the sentiment, and the patterned paper goes well with the black and white hat. It’s a fairly versatile card too, as the sentiment could allow it to be used for a variety of occasions. I can see it being used as a masculine birthday card, for example.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes
Dies R Us – Anything Goes
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – CAS and Optional: Silver
Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)