A new challenge is up on Bitten by the Bug 2 just in time for graduations. It is that season and there are all kinds of graduations from kindergarten to college and beyond. My son is in the Air Force and was selected to go into the Air Force Weapons School. He will graduate this June and I wanted to make a card for him.
I looked it up on the internet and found the patch that they will wear after graduation on their uniforms. I downloaded the image and uploaded it to Design Space as print, then cut. I have been doing this more because It certainly is easier with some designs that are unique and harder to find. After I sized it to be about 5 inches tall, I used the new offset feature to make a shadow of the image that was about a 1/4 inch. I then duplicated that shadow and flipped it. Bringing the two tops together and welding them made a great card base. It is helpful to use the center alignment tool to make sure they are centered with each other before welding. Adding a score line in the middle made it easy to fold (once again using the center alignment). One thing I didn’t realize until I went to cut, is that because I had used the offset feature using a print, then cut, it made the new solid offset image print, then cut too. I changed it to cut and used a red cardstock to cut the base. On the inside I used another downloaded image for the school logo as print, then cut and put that inside. The sentiment is from a Close to my Heart stamp.
If you have a graduation project using your Cricut, make sure to link it up by May 23 at Bitten by the Bug 2. Check out what the design team has done if you need some inspiration. – Densie