Hello Stamping Friends!
I am continuing my stamping binge. When I took "inventory," I realized that I needed LOTS of graduation cards. The good news is that many cards are going to different cities, so I can make 2 of each design! Today's card will go to a young woman who just graduated from high school, but also to a friend who just earned her Master's degree!
On Friday, I checked out the Friday Mashup: use a tree and some embossing...I can do this, I thought to myself. I had already checked out Mojo Monday sketch, which I have only done once or twice. AND I discovered a new color challenge blog, Colour Me...! Like I needed another one to obsess over! Ha! The colors are early espresso, primrose petals, and soft sky.
So when you have a theme, a sketch, and a color scheme it should be easy, right? Think again! Even though it took a while, I am happy with the end result.
All products used are from Stampin' Up! Initially, I thought of using the classic "Lovely as a Tree" but decided to dust off this older set "Very Versatile." The colors and badge image made me think of redbud trees, and I used my markers to get the effect. Even though it's a bit late for the blossoms now, these beauties are one of my favorite sights of early spring. The sentiment is from "Well Scripted." I stamped it before I ran the white card stock through my Big Shot with the Cloudy Day embossing folder. I STILL have NO soft sky card stock, so I sponged a lot of ink on the white.
I really wish I had paid more attention to the sketch before I stamped the sentiment, because my doily is a bit higher. Just a small adaptation! That doily is from a sizzlit which had not been used for a while, but I love it! I used primrose dsp for the strips. Quilted espresso ribbon and some butterflies from my embosslit finish it off. While this card took a while (and has lots of bulk due to dimensionals), I think it will be worth the extra postage for 2 special people!
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