Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graduations



Congratulations, Grads!

We have three female graduates in the family this year...one niece graduating form college, one from high school, and a step granddaughter graduating from high school.
May and June are busy months for all kinds of card-giving occasions, and I seem to have lost my mojo! I've made two grad cards so far, and I'm not crazy about either of them ! I'm hoping the third one will be the charm! LOL!



This first card uses Mo's "Glad Grad Girl." A boy is available, too!
I made the gardenia with a McGill punch I just got from Joanns. This was the first flower, and it was quite a little work to make. I'm hoping they'll be easier, the more I do. I think the key will be to find a glue that sets up a bit quicker to eliminate the  problem of the petals  moving out of position.

Images: "Glad Grad Girl" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics,  McGill blossom punch, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch, SU! ribbon slot punch

Papers: SU! Brilliant Blue, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Key charm, Paper doily, Grosgrain ribbon, Pearl cabochons, Tiny beads
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I like this card a little better, but I had a little trouble with the Prismacolor pencil I used for the sky. I really don't like the splotchy look I got, and nothing seemed to work to even it out. Anyone have any ideas!?
The blue embossed CS and the red CS frame behind it are popped up off the image panel with  mounting tape to give some depth to the card.

Images: "Stars" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Nesties and embossing folder, Circle punches, Mounting tape, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Ballet Blue and Riding Hood Red, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Gingham ribbon, Star brads
I have one more card to finish today! Yay!
Thanks for visiting!
 Elaine


2 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Elaine...are you nuts? These are awesome, girlfriend. I love 'em both!!! Hugs. Pat

Violets Corner said...

They are gorgeous Elaine, love the vivid blue colours, you've coloured them beautifully, the sky looks very good from here!

Hugs
Maarit