Sunday, May 22, 2011

Graduation Cards

Thank you Megala3178 Splitcoast card maker from whom I copied this cards layout...   Two for the price of one at Graduation time.   Using cutouts from the Graduation Announcement, I created these cards for my two graduating grandsons.  How glad I was to find a piece of graduation paper in my card stash!  The 2011 are cricut cutouts. I used Circle nestabilities for the red and black emblem backgrounds, a border punch and 3 brads to complete the cards.  What, no stamping on this card?'d have to look inside for the congratulations graduate!  The world awaits them!

Friday, May 20, 2011

****JustRite055 Floral Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh what a challenge! Light -Medium Blue, Ivory, and Tan. with accents of brown and/or black.hmmm.... I didn't have any of the copic markers,..I only had one piece of paper that seemed to match the blue, and I didn't have the stamp set (yet) that I wanted to use.  So, I thought and thought.  I took the floral stamp from Just Rite's Beautiful Blossom Set and stamped it in Blue on a medium blue piece of cardstock.  Carefully using an exacto knife I cut the floral image out and off-set it just a bit.  I backed the cutout area with a pearlized ivory paper and used a bit of ivory Liquid Pearls to color the centers of the flowers and the bow.  Then I set myself to work and made a bunch of of paper flowers, used punches to punch out leaves and butterflies, used pearl dewdrops, swarovski crystals, and a rhinestone swirl (always need a bit of glitz) and created the finished card.  Tan cardstock was used for the card base with coordinating tan an blue cardstock accents.  May Arts ivory silk ribbon creates a beautiful finishing bow.  Lots of detail on this card!  Oh, I forgot the accent of feathers!

Monday, May 9, 2011

****************Elegance for Graduation 2011

Her school colors are Black, Royal Blue, and White.  I cut out parts of the Graduation Announcement and used them in the construction of her special graduation card.  Silk Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, and layers of peper were used to make the finished card.  The background was made using double sided adhesive paper covered with a piece of lace to which black glitter was liberally applied.  After removing the excess glitter, the lace piece was removed and tiny glass beads were applied to the remaining sticky area.  The glitter and beads create the background lace effect. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

***************JustRite 054 Dragonfly Dreams

I love the expression "Dragonfly Dreams" and for this squared off Just Rite Challenge I combined lots of my favorites: glitter and flowers. Did I mention glitter?  I started by cutting 9 inch pieces of cardstock.  Pushed together, I then stamped and embossed JustRite's  flower image from their Plant a Little Love Set.   Background around the flower was made by using the tiniest stamp from Just Rite's You Inspire Me Set and Memento ink colors.  To color the flower, Art Institute glitter was applied to each individual leaf and petal.
The squares were then applied to a backing sheet and trimmed with gold strips and corner embellishment (Flower Soft).  Dragonfly Dreams was stamped using 15 pt Just Rite Special Occassions set- Does anyone else have as much fun as I do lining up all those tiny letters :) ?  Silk flowers were spaced along a wide ribbon and attached to the card.  Dragonfly Embellishments finalized this card.  With graduation in mind, it is my hope this card will inspire  the recipient to dream big as she flies to her future.