June 4, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - As you Graduate

Looking for Graduation inspiration?  You're in luck, because today's Bloggers Challenge Theme is Graduation, just in time for the start of Graduation parties!  I've got a couple graduations to attend this summer, so I know I'll need a few creative ideas for the cards I'm giving.

For my card, I'm using some "new to me" creative tools!  This past week I added to my embossing folders by purchasing a bunch of the new Texture Fades Folders created by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.  I used the Notebook Folder on White card stock, punched the edges with the Spiral Punch, added some highlights with Old Paper Distress Ink, then distressed the edges with the Distrezz-it-All.  The main image and sentiment are from Our Daily Bread Designs As You Graduate set.  For the main panel, I used the Antique Glimmers Technique then distressed the edges, layering on a Black distressed panel.  I added a few butterflies from Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Wings Embosslit along with some Black Gems as embellishments.  The inside of the card reads "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God", this sentiment is same ODBD set.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink - Black, Distress Ink Old Paper
Card Stock - Black, White, So Saffron
Other - Black Gems, Glue Dots, Spiral Punch, Distrezz-it-All, Lemon Glimmer Mist, Craft Mat, Dimensionals

Need more inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other Designers created this week.

Have a great weekend!

21 comments :

Ruby said...

Love what you've done with the texture plate here Lisa, it looks great! I had seen them but wasn't sure how to make them look good, you've just shown me! Can I ask what make your spiral punch is? It goes so well with that plate. Love the butterflies, actually I love your whole card, it's fab! :o)

Tami Black said...

I not only love the outside -- the notebook page is fabulous -- but the sentiment is absolutely perfect! I may have to steal it to just write it into some of my cards!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love this card! I love that notebook paper with the punched holes. Very neat card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'm next in line, luvin' it too! The ef is grrrreat! as are the punched holes...That set is just perfect, so different, and so right on. Beautiful!

Adair said...

This is lovely, Lisa! My son is graduating this year and I made his open house announcements (what was I thinking!). Now I have to make a bunch of graduation cards for his friends. Thank you for the inspiration!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! This is AWESOME!!!! I love all the details on this card, and I just love everything!!!!! Ecellent job!!!!

Terry said...

OMG! Lisa that is a fantastic Grad card! Wish I had that punch and folder!!! I love the butterfly addition and may use that! I need one for tomorrow!

BarbaraW said...

Such a beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment. Love how you used the texture fad folder for the background and the image and embellishments are beautiful together.

Ida said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. Love the notebook embossing folder. Everything about this card is wonderful.

Pat Huntoon said...

Everything about this is just fabulous!

Selene Kempton said...

It's pretty funny that today's challenge is Graduation,and I posted a grad card... LOL Your card is stunning, I love the mix of textures you've got going here. Beautiful job!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic card- I love all of the details! I love the notebook punch and the embossed BG- the stamp is beautiful! Wow!

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful card!! I love all the detail and the textures in this card!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lisa! The details are beautiful and what a touching sentiment! Wonderfully done! :D

Connie said...

Lovin that notebook paper texture plate! Such a GREAT card!

Lisa Bohler said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE those plates!!! I really like how you used it on this one and the pathway stamp is a perfect one for grad. Fantastic card!

Lori said...

Lovely, Lisa! Perfect elements for a graduation card.

Basement Stamper said...

This card makes me wish I was graduating so that I could be the recipient of it! Love the distressing and those plates are to die for!!

Barbara said...

What a lovely...and creative...grad card this is! Love the symbolizm of the stamp. Looks fabulous against that EF.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background and the main image.

tonistamps said...

What a perfect embossing folder! Thanks for the link too - going to check it out. Great colors. Feels very grown up.

 
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