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DIY Congrats Graduate Card

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DIY Congrats Graduate Card
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DIY Congrats Graduate Card

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Make a special card for your favorite grad with DecoArt Media!

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DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Blue Green Light (DMFA01)
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue (DMFA09)
  • Diarylide Yellow (DMFA11)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Naphthol Red Light (DMFA19)
  • Primary Cyan (DMFA27)
  • Primary Yellow (DMFA28)
  • Pyrrole Orange (DMFA21)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DMFA48)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • White Modeling Paste (DMM21)

Other supplies

  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • #10 flat brush
  • palette knife (Americana Palette Knives and Texture Tools Set - DAS221)
  • jute or hemp cord
  • black cardstock
  • #1 round brush
  • cardstock (white or vanilla)
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • pen or pencil
  • vellum (or wax paper/ parchment paper)
  • Scotch tape (or glue dots)


  1. Fold your white cardstock in half.
  2. Use a flat brush to paint horizontal stripes in this color order: Naphthol Red, Orange, Diarylide Yellow, Primary Yellow, Green Gold, Green, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Cyan Blue, and Dioaxazine Purple.
  3. Use a star stencil of choice with modeling paste and a palette knife until fully coating the front of the card.
  4. Use a pencil and ruler to measure the vellum to fit the middle of your card but still showing the sides. Adhere the vellum over the front of the card with scotch tape or glue dots on the inside of the cards.
  5. Use a pencil to trace and transfer the graduation hat pattern onto black card stock and cut out with scissors.
  6. Use a Silhouette machine to cut out the word "congrats" in font of choice onto cardstock. Use a round brush to paint the word and tassel on the grad hat on in Silver (Metallic).
  7. Use a flat brush with Matte Medium to adhere the grad hat and then the word "congrats" to the vellum.
  8. Use scissors to cut jute to wrap around the card a few times and tie in a bow then cut off excess.
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