Saturday, January 14, 2012
So many challenges are looking for cards about something new for the New Year. This card was created for my future sister-in-law who just graduated! Hooray Colleen!
My inspiration for this card came from multiple challenges - I will be listing them all below.
All background and designer paper is from BasicGrey - Pyrus. I added distressing to most of the bare edges and sponged on some Memento Rich Cocoa ink to give this card a rough look. I used the sewing machine to attach the layers with all different stitch patterns. The main sentiment is a Stampin' Up! stamp called Happy Grad, and the small sentiment, "4 you" is from the Stampin' Up! set Tiny Tags. A Martha Stewart border punch was used to create the scalloped border, and the leaf and flower punches were Martha's as well. Seam binding was added and tied in a bow on the side. I paper pierced the top left corner to comply with the sketch. A large metal brad was added to the flower's center. To finish the card, I added the "key to success" at the bottom with the tiny tag tied on.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
BasicGrey Challenges - Challenge 60 Something New
Divas by Design - New Beginnings and/or Thanks
Sketch Saturday - Week # 190
Time to take a break but I'll be back later on!