Sunday, May 25, 2014

3 card!

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Very pretty...someone will definitely enjoy this beauty of a graduation card! Love the redbud of my favorites of spring! Thanks for playing with the Colour Me...! challenge this week!

  2. Lovely card Kim, this is a terrific graduation card! I like that you used the cloud embossing folder, its like saying "the sky is the limit"!

    So glad to have you joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Kim, your card is so soft and lovely, with fun pops of red butterflies and flowers on the tree. Whoever gets one for a graduation card will love it! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  4. Waving hi, Kim! Very fun background clouds against your tree! I love the butterfly embellishments too. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. Great combo of all the challenges.. This is so pretty I love the way you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.