Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Grad

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!

dee marie


  1. Stunning card -- the graduate will surely love it!

  2. Gorgeous,gorgeous! Love all the detail!

  3. This is awesome! You know what a fan I am of the Basic Grey papers. The key, stitching, piercing, and that adorable flower are just gorgeous!

  4. Oh my, wow! This is really beautiful and so well put together! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  5. WOW this is stunning, Love the choice of papers.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Basic Grey this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Great card, lovely colors and details.
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.
    Hugs, Bente

  7. wonderful project - thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight for our New beginnings/Thanks challenge
    Good luck
    Lisa x

  8. Awesome project. I love the stunning colors and the details. Great work.

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  9. wow, very classy and elegant card it is. i like the color selection. it's very beautiful. i so love this one. thanks for sharing!
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