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Monday, May 11, 2015

Another Graduation Card - Freshly Made Sketches #185

Our son is graduating from the University of Arizona on Saturday. It’s been six years of hard work to complete dual degrees, and he is ready!!!  I wanted to tailor the card to his diverse programs – piano performance and mechanical engineering.  So with the use of the Freshly Made Sketch, I added the musical notes background and the cogs design on the top banner to represent his fields of study.   

The main sentiment and diploma are from the new CTMH "Diploma Day" stamp set.   The hat and numbers are from the retired "Congrats Graduate" set.  The cogs are from the retired hostess set "A Thing Well Done", and the musical notes are from "Universal Backgrounds", also retired.  

I used black and white cardstock, black ink and black and white embossing powder (the hat and diploma). 

I can't wait to celebrate with Nathanael.  We are all very proud of what he has accomplished.

Pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out other cards made with this sketch.  And thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Graduation Card for RetroSketches #163 & Papertake Weekly

It's that time again - graduations are popping up.  The RetroSketch Challenge Blog this week gave a great design that worked well with this new stamp set I wanted to use.  I finished the card yesterday, but our internet went down.  It was finally repaired late today, so I'm actually able to upload this to the challenge blog! 

The sentiments and diploma are from the new "Diploma Day" in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.  The hat and numbers are from the retired "Congrats Graduate" from last year's CTMH line.  The splotches are from one of my favorite sets, the long-retired SU "Itty Bitty Backgrounds."

The pattern paper is CTMH's Chalk It Up and the cardstock is Flaxen, Black and White Daisy.

I used Black and Flaxen inks, as well as black and white embossing powder on the hat and diploma. 

In addition to the RetroSketch Challenge, I'm also entering this card over at Papertake Weekly, where they have said that "Anything Goes" this week.  Click on the links to see the other great projects cardmakers have created.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!