Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Graduation!


Hi everyone.  Today I had planned on making a graduation card for my second cousin Demi.  She just graduated from high school, and will be heading off to UBC in the fall.  We are all so proud of her!!

This morning I checked the challenge at Simon Says and it is "Stencil It" ... perfect, it's my favorite technique right now.  Before I could start my card, the postie dropped off my latest order from Simon Says Stamp and inside was this fabulous mesh stencil :)  I knew I had it ink it up right away.  LOVE IT! ... and know I will be using this A LOT!  I wanted to make a modern card, but with lots of bright colors to match Demi's personality.  This is what happened. :)  Super simple, CAS card that didn't take very long to make --- love it when that happens.  Since it's CAS, I'm entering it into the current challenge at ATS&M #99 - CAS.

I simply taped the mask over my card front and sponged five colors of ink in graduated tones.  I also added a little stenciled strip at the bottom inside of the card as well to tie it all together.  I cut out the letters in basic gray card stock, and then three times in white and glued them all together to create some thickness.  The challenge at Muse #71 - card by Therese Calvird inspired my design and the Fusion Challenge inspired the colors.

Muse #71 card by Therese Calvird



Edited to Add:  Thanks to Kimberly for letting me know that my card qualifies for Paper Crafting Challenge #11 - use stencils.  I was also going to add to Classy Cards n Such, but they didn't want to make my link ... ah, technology! :)







Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, High Rise alphabet dies (MFT), Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), sponges


Challenges:
Simon Says - Stencil It
ATS&M #99
Muse #71
Fusion
Paper Crafting Challenge #11


24 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful graduation card, Loll! It looks fresh and fun!

Kylie said...

Great card! I have just ordered my first stencils (from STAMPlorations) and cant wait to use them. I love the colours you achieved here! Thanks for l8nking up at ATSM too xx

Brenda said...

Wow, I just love this card Loll! It is a wonderful grad card, love the bright and fresh colors on it and boy do I love that stencil too! lol I need to go do some shopping I think! Hugs, Brenda

Cornelia W said...

Just amazing - love those colors and that stencil is fabulous! Cool Muse interpretation!

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Loll, love the stencilled background and the colours look awesome, Cathy x

Rahmat said...

Loll, Such a great interpretation of muse, I couldn't even think of anything, I sooo dig this card :)

Susan said...

Great card for a bunch of challenges! You are becoming such a pro at stencils!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE this, colors are FAB, great design!!!!

.....stencil is MY FAVE too at the moment!! So much so, there is a chance to win an online card class at this challenge: Paper Crafting Challenges, (I am on the DT there too) and would LOVE to see you link up there as well if you can.... Hope to see you there -Hugz Kimberly!

Thanks so MUCH for joining us at FUSION - I hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

Linda said...

Love this!! What a fabulous stencil and all those lovely bright colours give a great look. xx

Diane said...

Beautiful grad card...very inspiring!! I would love for you to enter our challenge at www.classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com where our challenge this week is "make your own background"!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fun combination of these challenges! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Loll!

lostinpaper said...

I think that maybe I could become addicted to this stencil too, isn't it fab.... just like your card!

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous card Loll, love the graphic, urban feel to it:)
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

Love your stenciling, and the colors are really fabulous, Loll! Perfect for all these challenges, too!

Anonymous said...

Loll, your stencil background is awesome! The die cut in black really pops off of the background. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. Great ombre look stencilling. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

SmilynStef said...

That stencil is fantastic ... and I love those colors ... the layered letters really pop ... so very glad you joined us at the Fusion Card Challenge.

Julie Beech said...

Love your stenciling Loll and the GRADuated colours. Sorry about that. :)

Jingle said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love the background! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for our Stencil It! Challenge!

Anita in France said...

How stunning, Loll ... love that stencil ... the colours really shine behind the bold stacked lettering! Anita :)

Mandy LaCroix said...

Love how your background turned out! It really makes the title pop! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Awesome - just awesome Loll! Love your bright colors. Very modern and fitting for today's graduates. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM.

P.S. I finally got myself some stencils and paste. Now I can start trying some of your examples :o) Hugs D

Michelle Lupton said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Somehow I missed this, Lolly, and I just saw it on the winner's post at FUSION! It's gorgeous!! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM Honor!! Hugs, Dolly