Friday, January 23, 2015

Heads Up, Thinking Caps On, Get Ahead wiith a Hat

It’s Miri 's turn to set the challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week

"You can leave your hat on!"
I dare you to use any kind of head gear on your card: party hats, helmets, woolly hats, crowns, fascinators etc.
So put on your thinking cap :-), create a card and share it with us!

Head over to the BLOG to see how this challenge went to our Heads....

Well, that sounds pretty simple, doesn't it?
How often does it happen that the ones that sound the easiest turn out the hardest to actually do?  Having thought about the challenge all week, I was still clueless yesterday lunchtime.  Not being a stamp and colour sort of cardmaker I couldn't reach for a stamp or digi  and most of the ideas I did have were far too complicated to make when time was running out!
I do like to make cards that I'll be able to use too - maybe if I put this out of my head it would be easier....
Back last summer I made a graduation card for the eldest of my nephews who'd gained a First from Sheffield Uni - couldn't help feeling a bit peeved that I couldn't use that one!  But then I realised that I have another nephew who will graduate from Uni this year and although I couldn't really make the same card again, maybe getting AHEAD and making one for him was the solution I needed!
Honestly, if I stopped thinking so much and just made something my crafting life would be a lot easier! 
So anyway. here's the card

Materials and Tools
Centura Pearl White with a hint of Silver card for base and upper piece
Dark Grey Bazzill (sentiment, and lower background piece)
Black. Blu, Golden Yellow  Bazzill (mortar boards)
Smooth black card and Silver corrugated paper for upper panel
Scraps of various colours and different card types for stars
Silhouette to cut mortar boards  and sentiment - own template
2x small star punches

I cut the mortar boards in three sizes - the idea being that it reflects the tradition of the students all throwing their mortar boards up in the air after the ceremonies.

So that's it for this time, I wonder if I'll be able to find this card when I actually need it? hmm
Thanks for looking, please leave a message ;)


Angelnorth said...

Love the circle of stars - very stylish-looking graduation card!

Lythan said...

The three mortar boards looking like you have thrown them in the air is ingenious :) Just a fab card all over

Miri said...

I'll remind you of the card when it's time for the graduation =).
Your card and the unique kind of hat is great. I wish we would have these cool hats for our graduations too ...
Did you pick the university colours for the little stars?

Brenda said...