Thursday, June 07, 2012

Grad Card

Today I'm doing a quick post of a card I made a week or so ago.  I usually don't hold back on posting cards, but this was for a friend's son who is graduating from high school ... and I didn't want to post it until he got it in the mail.  I followed the owl as per instructions I saw on Mary Fish's blog ... thanks Mary.  And I called the school to find out the color of the grad gowns, just so I could make it special.  Hope you like.

"Happy Graduation, Alexander"


Stamps:  Woodgrain (SU!); sentiment - unknown
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Basic Black, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  2-step Owl Punch, mini Sahara Sand brad, Cappucino Twine (The Twinery),  Itty Bitty punch, scalloped oval punchsponge, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I stamped the woodgrain in Early Espresso ink onto Soft Suede cardstock.  I sponged more Soft Suede ink overtop to darken.

I punched out the owl, scalloped oval and itty bitty circles (for the glasses).  I hand cut the grad cap and the arms of the glasses.  The "diploma" is a scrap of computer paper rolled up and tied with more twine.

Here's a closeup of the owl:



I kept the card clean and simple, just adding the woodgrain at the bottom with some twine wrapped and tied in a knot. 



4 comments:

  1. Love the owl and love the tassle. Made a card at a swap recently somewhat like this but used the envelope die and put a little card with a tab. Such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What an adorable clean and simple card!

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  3. Loll, Alexander will love his card made especially for him. High School graduation is always such a big deal. TFS the close up of the owl and instructions.

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  4. Loll, your designs are always a treat to see. And Mr. Owl is just the ticket to celebrate this young man's educational success! Another great CAS design.

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