Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Michael's Graduation

This is a card is for my nephew, who will be graduating this coming weekend. I decided to use Amy's sketch for this (thanks Amy). I don't know about you all...but I always find "guys' cards" very challenging. There was a funny thing that occurred when I was making this. I thought for sure that I had a graduation cap in my stamp collection somewhere. If I do...I sure couldn't find it. So the cap is drawn in. I focused on red, because that is one of Michael's school colors. I used Scarlet's Letter designer paper (6 x 6 pad) from BasicGrey for this card. The "notching" is made using the Spiral Punch from the SU Spring Mini.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope I can make something "pretty", later on today.

Stamps: Lexicon of Love, Circle of Friendship
Card Stock: Real Red, Naturals Ivory, Scarlet's Letter
Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: 1, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 inch circle punches, Spiral Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brads, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

11 comments:

Heidi said...

Love this! What a great graduation card! And way to go on drawing that cap in! It looks exactly like that SU stamp!

chelemom said...

This card is awesome, and I am sure your nephew will love it! I find masculine cards, as well as sympathy cards difficult!

beate said...

WOW! That's a hand drawn cap. You are good at drawing.

I love what you did with Amy's sketch! Great graduation card.

Peggy Maier said...

Very good masculine graduation card! I know he will really like it.

Well Said Cards said...

What a great card! I love it and it's very masculine. I have a couple graduation cards that I need to get done. I might have to CASE this one. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Serious stamping genius to add the cap to the celebrate image!! It looks awesome!!

Crystal said...

This card is too cool!! Love it. I was trying to find something I could CASE to make a graduation card for my daugher's boyfriend. This is perfect!! I love the way you drew the cap. I'm so CASEing this!! Love your blog. Thank you for sharing your great art! Crystal N

libby said...

I love this! I have the spiral punch from SU but I never use it - this is making me want to get it out tonight! I also have trouble with masculine cards, and this is perfect. And wow, great job on the cap, I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't a stamp!!

Leslie Miller said...

You drew the cap? Wow! You're good! Love the card, the paper, the design. Nice to see good old Lexicon of Love in use, too. You did a fabulous job on this!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Rose Ann, I liked your card so much I CASED it! I had a Dad come to me last night needing a graduation card and I couldn't find any in my stash. I'd seen Amy's sketch and really liked it but hadn't had time to make anything with it yet. I'll post it on my blog later and you can check it out.

jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com

Thanks for your other comments on my blog!

Joan said...

Duh. I have to make a few graduation cards and completely forgot about this celebrate stamp! I'm stealing your idea!! Great card.