Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bow Tie Graduate Card

Bow Tie Graduate Card-JMRush
Approximate Card size: H 5.50” X W 4.25”

This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats.

1. Cut design pieces.
2. Fold the card at the score lines. Glue the robe with cut lines to the solid robe background piece.
3.- 4. Glue the small hat brim piece to the hat base. Use foam adhesive squares on the backside of the arm piece at the wrists. Attach the arms to the combined robe piece- centering it and aligning it with the bottom. Glue the tops of the arms to the combined robe piece.
5. Glue the arm robe piece on top of the combined robe piece. Glue the center of the bow tie to the bow tie base.
6. Glue the V shape to the front of the combined robe. Tuck the combined hat and diploma into the hands. Use foam adhesive squares to attach them to the bottom layer.
7.Glue the combined pieces to the front of the card. Glue the solid triangular shirt piece into place. 
8. Finish with enamel dots as buttons:)


  1. I love this card! I made it in burgundy on a square card with 2016 vertically in the extra space. I made two changes. A small triangle cut in the top of the shirt to appear as a collar and cut the arms/hands way shorter as the way it is designed uses a ridiculous amount of paper and only adds to the bulk of the card. I couldn't find the enamal dots, so I used puff paint.

    1. Hi Diana:)
      Glad you enjoy the card. Sounds like great additions. I sometimes use layers of paper to create depth in my designs. Thanks so much.

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