Saturday, May 8, 2010

Graduation 2010

This year we have a boat load of grads among our friends and family!  This is a card I just finished today with more new stuff that I wanted to show you that came from Frantic Stamper!

The DP is Basic Grey's new Basics Kraft Paper 6x6 pad!  Love love love this set of basic background papers.  Masculine cards are never easy to design but this collection really motivates and inspires some masculine creativity!

The exploding gift image is from Inkadinkado Birthday Sentiments.  I stamped it in Colorbox Chalk Dark Brown ink.  Several of the stars and dots were accented with similarly sized peel-off stickers! 

The grad cap is a Sizzix Sizzlet cap and gown die.  I shaped the bottom half of the die cut into a curve and attached it with dimensional tape.  The little tassel is from a package of discontinued Martha Stewart embellishments that I got at Big Lots awhile back. 

This sentiment here is a "Dazzles Greeting" Peel Off by Hot off the Press.  I am having so much fun with peel-offs recently, I don't know why it took me so long to use them!!  Go to Frantic Stamper (look under Stickers category) to see lots and lots of fun ones -- they are super cheap and great go-to resources when you need just a bit of "pop"!!

The design of this card is inspired by the following challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch (MMSC52)
Incy Wincy Designs (Anything Goes)

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card, Anne. I've been eyeing that Basics Kraft paper - this card may just be what forces me to get it!!

SmilynStef said...

Look at you rockin' the new Basic Grey ... I just ordered mine today :^)

Priscilla said...

Hi Anne, what a great card..I love the cap and how you added the tassle to it...well done and neat take on the sketch. I already gave you a heads up and a personal invitation to our PARTY :) so see you then :)Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and the sneak peek is posted if you want to take a glance :)
MMSC Hostess

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Anne - this is fabulous - I am loving this DP, what great masculine cards it makes! Your image is lovely and that tag - amazing! This is a perfect graduation card Anne! I am loving it! We are so glad you could join us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blogaversary Celebrations! There is so much happening this month - we would love to see you next week - we are having a DANCE PARTY so get out your dancing shoes and get ready to 'kick up your heels' and shake your 'bootie'...
LOL! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Wow Anne this is amazing. How lovely this wonderful color combination is and love your imagery. This is sure to be a welcomed gift and keepsake for that special graduate. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Stayed tuned for more Blogaversary celebrating this whole month!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Julia Aston said...

Great grad card Anne! I love that exploding box image!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

ooolalla these are gorgeous samples Anne...I am blown away with your beautiful and special! Hugs~Donna