Our God-daughter's son is graduating this year. He is a very mature young man who is very comfortable around adults - he was able to hold his own in adult conversations way before his teen years. I took a note from his graduation announcement and picture - and created a Congratulation card that I felt would be a nod to his maturity and masculinity.
I wanted a rather formal look with browns, tans and blacks, but just a touch of whimsy that would still be fun! The two 12 x 12 sheets of DP that I found seemed perfect for the base card and the mats for each surface. The card and matching envelope template is 'WildCards' by Words Worth Stamps - which appears not to be in business any longer. All I had to do was to lay it over my chosen DP and trace it. Makes a really 'wonky', fun card!
I used his announcement and cut out the "CLASS OF 2018" label and his picture for this project. The little pocket on the flap to the right was created to hold our check for his college fund. It is stamped with "so proud" from the Claudine Helmuth Studio 'Words & Frames 1' stamp set. The 'stitched ovals' dies by Lil Inker were used for his photo, the mat behind his photo and for the mat in the center for the sentiment. The sentiment by Penny Black was embossed in white.
You can see in this last picture of the inside how truly wonky this shape is. The envelope mimics the card shape exactly but a little bigger to fit the card. I stamped Congratulations on a leftover section of the paper and tore the edges before gluing it down on the flap.
Because of the uneven shape, extra postage is required - no surprise there!
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