Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Star Struck Set of Cards

Another set of cards for the graduates.  I used the paper pad that Brandy gifted me to celebrate National Scrapbook day - there was a lot of black and gold.  I needed a simple design to create multiples and this fit the bill - I was able to quickly die cut the stars in bunches so that I could match the background paper for feel, etc.

On the inside of each card - a simple quote to express the sentiment of the day.  I decided to frame the insides with coordinating background papers rather than leave them plain black and white.  I'm pleased, though this is a departure for me.

All in all I think there are five of these cards that I made.  Each has a slightly different feel and quite a few can be for those gentlemen graduates.  I'm pleased and almost done with my graduation cards.  I found a set of photos from a project I made for mother's day and so I'm going to try to get those edited and posted soon.  I'm working on finishing my daughter's graduation card and will have to wait to share that until she's seen it.

I hope your May is going well - it feels almost over and it just begun.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Season of Graduation Cards

Here's another entry in the plethora of graduation cards that I've made.  I was inspired by this pin and found the making of this card simple and quick.  I used my Impression Obsession Hollyhocks die to cut the flowers out of white cardstock.  The rest is just bits and pieces from the stash.

On the inside, a simple sentiment from a wooden stamp from the stash.  Trying to keep things simple - because the occasion warrants and because I need to make a bunch more of these.  I hope your month is going well - mine is going quickly as we race towards the end of high school for my daughter.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Flying High Graduation Card

Since my daughter is graduating from high school this year, we have quite a few young ladies who we know that are graduating too.  This is a good occasion to send a card and so I have lots of different designs in mind and am busy making those cards.

This creation is using a very old stamp set that I won online over five years ago.  I clear embossed the balloons with a brown ink basket onto some Bristol paper.  I then used my Zig markers to color the images. The background was dry embossed with a Swiss dot pattern and colored with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

A simple sentiment inside with a black card base - unusual for me, but fitting the ceremony of the card.

This card didn't turn out quite the way that I wanted so I'm going back to the drawing board to give it another go.  I've this new design in mind for the card for my daughter, so mums the word!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Graduation Party Invitations

So, my youngest graduates high school later this year.  I can't actually believe that she is old enough, but you can trust me - she's old enough!  It is that time when you fear losing them and eagerly anticipate them leaving - a very odd mixture of emotion.

Either way, I couldn't resist making the invitations for her graduation party.  I asked her to Pinterest something that she liked and we'd use that as a theme.  I actually got these made before I realized the stripes and color combination are all very Kate Spade.  A huge thank you out to Kate Spade, I guess.

The stripes were stamped from homemade strips of fun foam cut into stripes and temporarily adhered to my MISTI.  I had to stamp multiple times to get those solid black lines, but I did it - 45 times!  The flowers are made using my Peony Bouquet stamp and dies - they are really lovely, don't you think?!

There will be more party stuff, I just need to get a few other activities out of my way.  I'll hope to post those projects soon.

I'm going to enter this card into the May Photo Inspiration challenge over at Altenew's blog and into Word Art Wednesday's challenge week 282/283: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

An Out of This World Birthday Card

I'm stopping in to share a card totally perfect for those young men in your life.  This is a departure from the fru-fru mother's day cards that I've been sharing and comes to you from Brandy's handiwork.  The background is a watercolor night sky using this technique.  Perfectly paired with the stamped planets, this card has so much to look at.  Can you tell that Brandy used actual images of the planets as inspiration in order to get realistic colors and styling?

So wonderful, please join me in a round of applause for Brandy's handiwork.