Our valiant knight graduated and he had to be rewarded with a special card! Well, I hope he thought it was special. Again I do what I do, I started off my design with school colors and mascot. So Maroon and Silver and a Knight (they also use navy but I didn't know how much so just went with what I know).
I stamped the background with my stamp positioner and Memento ink so I could get deep coverage. Then I lined up tape and foiled the silver lines by burnishing the foil into the tape. All that sounds easy but took long enough to do.
Then I decided to take a leap of faith and learn to use my Silhouette Cameo. I stamped my graduation hat and knight and a diploma on cardstock and scanned them into my computer and then used the Silhouette software to combine the mortar board and the knight into one image to make a cut file. I never seem to start with the easy things! I managed it with the help of YouTube and a bit of patience and love how it turned out. I used my stamp positioner to line up the diecut with the stamped images starting with the mortar board which I stamped and masked to stamp the knight in.
I colored the knight with Copics and then die cut the circle with Nestabilities and stamped the "you did it!" in Versamark and clear embossed. I think if I had to do it over I would have gone with white embossing to make it pop a little more. After that I layered the circles under the graduating knight. The last bit is that I decided to decorate the envelope to match in an ombre effect of gray to maroon.
Card Size - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in;
Cardstock - Recollections 110lb: white; Bazzill Maroon; Foil Paper;
Stamps - High Hopes Stamps: Knight, Grad Cap; Stampendous: School Years; Kitchen Sink Stamps: Playful Numbers;
Ink - Memento: Tuxedo Black; Rhubarb Stalk; Gray Flannel;
Accessories - Silver foil; Dimensional tape.