Saturday, June 8, 2013

Graduation Challenge Card

FINALLY!  A Saturday for crafting!  This spring has been busy!  I am so behind on getting some cards done.  I finally got a chance to do a graduation card for a friend. 

To get the juices flowing, I used a sketch challenge for this card:

Here is the sketch:
This is such a great sketch- I didn't change a thing!!!  GREAT design!!!! 

I was trying to find out what I wanted to use for my banners.  Then it hit me....Itty Bitty Banners Framelits!!!  I have always used them with stamps and never just for banners.  Sometimes I feel silly for not thinking outside the box for using an item.  I guess I had it stuck in my mind that I needed to use the stamps with them, but tipped on their ends, they make nice thin banners!  Perfect banners every time!

I cut out the curved banner as well thinking I would use it but it didn't look right when I put them on my design so they weren't used.  Ever do that???  Think something is gonna rock and then....nope it kinda fizzles out??!!!  Oh well.  I still got great banners!

I used the new Stampin' Up In Colors for this season.  I really them!  I used sponge daubers to make the polka dots on my sentiment piece. 

I inked all the banners around the edges to make them pop out more.

Don't forget the inside of the card!!!  I am loving the new photopolymer stamps from Stampin' Up......I think I have ordered everyone they offered so far!!  I love that you can angle the banner slightly on your clear blocks. 

Here is the finished card with the flash on.  I never like the light on my crafting mat...

This is the card in natural light.  I think it shows off the new in colors really nicely.  Baked Brown Sugar is my FAVORITE!!!!  Great base for cards!

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  1. This the season for great graduation cards! This one is so colorful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Oh wow! This is fabulous! I didn't even think to use Itty Bitty Banner framelits for the banners - I cut mine out by hand (doh!). Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. So cute and fun to make! Just love it!


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