PhD Graduation card

My oldest Son just graduated with his PhD after years of hard work!!!!  I made him this Graduation card which looks like his Graduation robes.
Jason's Graduation card 

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Basic Black
Brushed Gold
Pacific Point
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle  #120906
Word Window #119857
1-1/4″ Square #119865
Other:  Paper Trimmer #126889
SNAIL  #104332  Refill #104331
Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Antique Brad #117273

Center Step Landscape Template 

  This is a Center Step Landscape Card using a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  The Template above uses 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card stock.  I did change the measurements so they were in good proportions for this larger card.  The bottom is 1-1/2″ and the side widths are also 1-1/2″.  Remember to NOT score across the entire bottom!

2.  I made the Sleeve bars by punching 6 Basic Black Word Windows.  I then inserted one end into the corner of a square punch to make the point.  I  measured the Word Window height and cut a strip of the Brushed Gold card stock slightly wider.  I freehand cut these points.  I tried it with a punch, but I had a lot of problems.  (Probably because this card required a lot of thinking to get the design I wanted.)
3.  The Pacific Point “collar” is 1″ deep.  I marked the center and drew lines on the back of the card stock and then cut them out.
4.   Enjoy!  I hope you enjoy this Graduation Card which hopefully shows how proud I am of my Son!

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