Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graduation Card-You Did It!

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I made a graduation card for my niece.  She graduated 2 weeks ago but we couldn't come because there are only so many tickets to watch the graduation.  Sort of a bummer-but it's ok!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Textures

Frilly and Funkie: Kraft paper and Twine

Here's my card.  I used the Tim Holtz fade Damask on the Kraft paper and put it as my background.  I used brick red Distress Ink and Gold Paint Dabber.  That is my new favorite combination!

There are 2 pieces of twine-one from Martha Stewart and the other from Queen and Company.

Here's my piece of kraft paper before I did anything to it.

I changed the color of the star because I wanted to brighten up my tag.  Gold was my first choice though.  I used several Distress Inks on my tag.  The star stamps and sentiment are from Stampin' Up.

Here's a close up of the tag.  I really like the versatility of these stamps.  And there are two more pictures and matching sentiments in the stamp set.  I won these stamps at Maggie Made Cards.  Woo Hoo!  And this is the first chance I have had to play with them.  I used white embossing powder for the star and black ink for the sentiment.  Pop Dots are on the back of the tag to give it some depth.

This is a close up of the ribbon.  It was a beige lace and then I added a few drops of Distress Stain to them.  Love it!

And here's my card again.  Until next time my friends...have a great weekend!


Creative Cutter Room said...

Great job! Love how you put all of the techniques together-just beautiful. I'm sure your niece will love it! TFS Cathie

Desire Fourie said...

Love everything about it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of creativity on the side.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Anita Houston said...

Cool card...looks like metal! Awesome design!

Anita Houston said...

Oh yeah....Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight! So glad you did!

Karin said...

looks great!

Khandrogos said...

All the textures help make the stars look really 3-d. Very cool, I'm sure she'll love it!

Annette said...

this is the embossed background and those stars look amazing...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wonderful graduation card, really like the red and gold and the embossing in the background is very striking as is the star. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the fabulous colors--and the dry embossing is awesome!!! :)

Teresa Kline said...

I luv this, the star is awesome, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really wonderful! I love what you did with the damask TF and the gold and red inks. That created an awesome effect. Love that star tag too. Just a really great piece of work! So happy you shared it with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!

Tammy Roberts said...

Love your card, so much gorgeous details! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie!