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!

best!
dee marie

9 comments:

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

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  2. Gorgeous,gorgeous! Love all the detail!

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

    good stretch mark cream

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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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