Saturday, May 12, 2012

Graduate Yoshi

It's graduation time again... has the school year really come to an end?  So fast, I can't keep up sometimes.  So I found out recently that my cousin Yoshi is graduating from college!!  Yay!  He worked really hard, so this is a big deal for him.   So what could be better than a Yoshi graduate spinner card for Yoshi himself?

Got the graduation hat from Island Scrapbooking.  Originally it was white, but I used my distress ink and blender tool to color it black. Now why didn't I think of using my distress inks like that before?  Duh!  Had to trim down the cap a bit since it was a bit large for his head.  Then I colored Yoshi's kimono up to look like a graduation gown.  I colored the gap between his legs so that it looked more like a gown than pants.

The star stamps used are from a PTI set I just got.  I am so happy with this set!  The other stamps have cool sentiments as the star trails, but they were more about friendship, so I decided to use the regular one.  Decided to emboss it using my glitter embossing powders.  I like how it came out- couldn't use black since Yoshi was in black and didn't want to use white, so the kraft was a nice compromise.

See how Yoshi spins?  I guess it would be better illustrated on a video, but I'm not that high tech yet.

And here's the inside.  I used a larger star for the inside and the same star trail but facing the other way.  I embossed the star and the Congrats sentiment using more silver glitter embossing powder. 

Congrats Yosh!  We're so proud of you!


  1. Congrats 2U2. Such a cool card, thanks for all the background too. Turned out very nice.

  2. How cool to use Yoshi for Yoshi. Awesome spinner card. Coincidentally, I made a grad card with Yoshi too. Gonna post it in a few days after Mother's Day. Congrats to Yoshi.

  3. NEAT-O!!!! Such a cool idea to add a graduation cap and color his outfit to look like a graduation gown! And he SPINS!!!! Super cool! Really need to try one of these spinner cards one day!