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. 


Anonymous said...

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.

Margaret said...

What an adorable clean and simple card!

nancy littrell said...

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.

Susie said...

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.