Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Green Graduation

I really didn’t have much of a plan for this card but really like how it turned out. I’ve had a box of embossed cards from DCWV for awhile and wasn’t sure how to use them because they are…well…so WHITE! I wanted a masculine graduation card and thought the 365 Cards sketch would be a good way to try out the embossed cards. I dragged my Memento Bamboo Leaves ink pad over the card ‘highlighting’ the embossed areas. The other pieces just fell in place. The dragging technique gives the card a kind of rough and grungy feel. Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenges and play along!
The Sketch
Inspiration Cute Card Thursday ~ Include Letters or Numbers Simon Says Challenge ~ One for the Boys
My Card Detail
I colored the cap with my olive Spica and then covered it in diamond glaze.
More Detail
My chipboard numbers weren’t quite the right color of green. I just inked them up with the same ink pad. Oops, now that I see a close-up, I realize I need to file/snip a few more 'chippy tags'.
Inside of Card I opted for a sticker sentiment instead of a stamp. I wanted bolder lettering than the stamps I had so I could place it over the designer paper.
INS AND OUTS ~ Green Graduation Challenges: 365 Cards #78 ~ Sketch Cute Card Thursday ~ Include letters or numbers Simon Says Challenge – One For the Boys Stamps: Graduation Cap (Oriental Trading Company) Paper: DCWV Embossed Squares Card Base, PTI White, The Paper Company (Gunmetal and Graduation Pack) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves, Olive Spica
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Verse Sticker (Sandylion), Chipboard Numbers (K&Company), Button, Silver Cording, Diploma Die Cut (My Mind’s Eye)


  1. Fabulous graduation card !! Love the colours and the papers you used, everything is fabby !! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)

    Lorraine x x

  2. Fabulous card, love the numbers! Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

  3. Great card! Sandpaper works great on the chipboard too! Love the way you did the hat! Clever!

  4. Awesome card. My ds graduates from high school in June...guess I may have to make him a card. hee hee

  5. What an amazing graduation card, really like the papers and the image.

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge.



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