Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Little Out of My Element

Hi everyone!

So I have to admit, that I am a little out of my element on this challenge. And in the past if I have come across a challenge that was out of my element, I just opted not to play!!! But I just am in love with this challenge, and all the lovely people who follow it, play along with it, as well as those Girl Fridays, that I had to give it a chance.

Graduation cards are not my strong suit. In fact, I think that this is the first one I have ever made. Can you believe it? I have no graduation stamps to speak of, so I had to completely improvise this one!! And this is how it turned out! One of my husbands' cousins is graduating from the University of Oregon next month......perhaps this card will have to go to her!!!

For the year '2011' in the circle, I just printed it out on some card stock from Word, since I didn't want to mess around with my number stamps, and I don't have any that are this small anyways! Then I stamped over the top of the numbers and punched it out with a circle punch, layered it on some card stock the same color of the ink, and then again on some AC glittered CS which was punched out with a scalloped circle punch. Stamped the cross-hatched bar across the card, the sentiment, and there ya have it!!!

Gonna keep this short, all my boys are watching MLS Soccer, and then we have the Mariners Baseball Game on Tivo to watch as well. Gonna go join them!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


White textured card stock by Bazzill. Soft Sky Card Stock by SU. American Crafts Glitter Card Stock

Certainly Celery, Soft Sky ink by SU. Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

Crosshatch bkgrnd stamp by Impress. Seeing Spots Stamp Set by SU

Rhinestones by SU


Michele Gross said...

Wonderful Grad card! I love the cool graphic feel of it and the bit of bling just sets is all off :) I'm so glad to hear you're loving on us! Your post made my heart happy and I'm so glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Okay, there is NOTHING about this card that indicates that it's out of your comfort zone - this is GENIUS!! I love it when people improvise to suit a challenge and your innovative creativity is spot on!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!! I find that it really is brilliant to put the year on the grad card!! Perfect take on the challenge! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAs-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

I think you did an absolutely fantastic job! I love how you've improvised and created a graduation card without graduation stamps! Graduation cards are really difficult for me as well so I'm really happy that you've faced the challenge and decided to play at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a great card!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I really like this CAS design and like the colors too. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.