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Thursday, July 7, 2011

School's Out Forever!! Two Grad Cards...

Hello Everyone!!  Do I have some projects just waiting to be posted here.. I've been busy creating and designing but not enough posting and I don't want to forget about my blogging friends.  I've been using some wonderful tools and I've been creating some wonderful stuff'that I'm real excited to share with you.  First though I would like to show you these two examples of Graduation Cards that I created; one for a friend who wanted a special card for her daughter and the other ( this blue number) for my niece who has worked so hard for years through university!!  I am creating another one for a special neice who just graduated from highschool this year too (wink, wink) in the mail soon, I didn't forget you hon...  All my family knows that a card from Auntie Kath is special because my time is so spread out on many different responsibilities.  I do not want to miss one special family member though.  Let me point out that both cards (click on pictures to enlarge) use a Just Rite stamp here that I just love - the sentiment suits the occasion.  From the JustRite Originals -- the Lg. Ovals My Rainbow Borders and Centers set released at the end of February this year.  This set consists of four sentiments outlined in an oval shape with four separate border designs. It can be used over and over  and fits into several themes for multiple card designs.  On the top card posted I used Kaiser Craft matching pattern paper in a blue and brown color palette.  I layered the stamp with a Spellbinder beaded ovals die in brown Charlie petallics heavy cardstock the embossed spellbinder dies are amazing in heavy petallics or foil paper for special events or occasions.  Notice, when you look closely, I used a store bought doily underneath the sentiment and label which I distressed for effect. Let me say here, stay tuned for more on doilies.. I will be featuring DOILY DIES very shortly--- I can hardly contain myself... What can I say.. I love doilies now that I can cut my own.....  okay, on with these projects, I also used a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Border punch for the border between the two paper pattern selections on the front of the card.  I colored the border of the stamp with a matching Copic marker and ink distressed with Ranger's Antique Linen distress ink. The small butterfly on the top of the Sentiment is the smallest of the three dies in the new Spellbinders Fancy Nested Butterfly set that is not even available in stores yet, (more projects with those dies coming soon)

The second card shown here is in a pink and brown color palette that is from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection.   This fairy tale collection features butterflies and magic with a botanical undercurrent.  I love, love, love this paper collection!  I used the Just Rite Sentiment on this card too but this time I put it inside the card. Along with the sentiment inside the card, I cut Spellbinder butterflies from two sets; the older Butterfly set and Butterflies Two which layered one on top of another.  Back to the front of the card, I used multi Spellbinder sets... The first and most largest of the layers is the Grand Nesties Four which I detail-matted in a solid brown color to compliment the top pattern paper layer.  The next label I used is Labels Eighteen cutting it in pattern paper choice that is one of the lighter colors.  I then cut  another layer, Labels twenty and stamped the Sentiment from a Just Rite sentiment set, detail-matting it as well in the solid brown cardstock for consistancy.  I layered Spellbinders Butterflies again and the Dragonfly from Fanciful Flight on this card to symbolize wonderful changes and good luck.  I also used some accents from a new Spellbinders Motif set for a fancy flair on each side of the labelled sentiment.  I think I covered most of what's on these two cards....  more projects are coming soon.  You can find these products and more at my favourite place (link above) if you like what you see and stay tuned to my blog for some other great inspiration just around the corner....

1 comment:

  1. Great cards my friend
    Love them
    Im sure they will too