Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Graduate...

As spring turns summer many young and not so young are getting ready for graduation.  It's a happy time for the graduate, the family, and friends. A good friend commissioned this card for her grandson's graduation this weekend.  He's graduating from high school one day and community college the next day with an associates degree. 

I've used this cute image from Mo's.  I thought he expressed the feeling of many after their hard work.  I found the paper a few weeks ago, not knowing I would need it.  The sentiment is from a $1 pack of stickers from A.C. Moore. The image was colored with my prismacolors pencils and gamsol.  I was going to do more 3D work, but time got away from me; but I did color an extra hat (or mortar board) to pop it up.

Here's the inside of card:

Here's the back of card:

This was a fairly easy and simple card for me; as I didn't use too many elements.  After the image, I wanted the paper to be the focus.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

I Did It Creations - monochromatic
Stamps R Us Challenges - for a male
The Crazy Challenge - anything
Happileigh Challenge - green
Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - celebration
Stamping Vacation - you name the challenge - anything
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - anything
Creative Inspirations - decorate inside of card
DDH - bling
Crafty Creations Challenges - anything
Mo's Digital Challenge - summer
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - anything
Crafty Purple Frog Challenges - monochromatic
Crafty Sentiments - buttons
Meljen's Design Team - graduation
Drunken Stampers - numbers
Sew Many Cards Challenges - anything
Stamp Something - anything

Thanks for looking.  Don't forget I have candy for both new and current followers.  Look at top of blog.  I'm only about 15 new followers away from giving it away! 



Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is great Debbie! love the green and the embossed paper. Button & twine are nice touches too! I've been up late not feeling good too, but need to try to get a few hours anyway!

Linda w said...

Love this card, it really does express joy. Love the papers and the emboss folder is just the perfect fit. great choice of embellies too. Hugs lin

craftyb said...

fab card - love that happy image! Love the textures on your card too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! bx

Pat said...

Hi this card!! Great colors...I really love the green cap & gown!! (My kid's high school caps & gowns were green!) Much more fun than black!! Love your coloring...and the design is perfect! So glad you could join us this week at Mo's. Pat

sasa said...

great card the green and image make it so full of joy!
Thanks very much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show...

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, love the embellies, and gorgeous coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now that is one happy graduate! i love it!~ thank you so much for joining us at HLSC.

hugs :)

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of decorating the inside of your cards over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

papertrails leaver said...

Love that you decorated the inside of this card as fabulously as the outside! What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

Dan said...

What a fun card! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Perfect card for a male ... it´s so full of happiness, too!

Elaine L. said...

This is a great graduation card! I love the papers and the way you've popped up the cap. Glad you could join us in Mo's Challenge.

Dorcas said...

Nice job on this Debbie. I love the matching papers you found too. Great work. :-) We really appreciate you joining in our challenge here at Mo’s.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card love the papers
thanks for playing along at DS4J this time
love Jan

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us on our Digistamps 4 Joy "It's a Celebration" Challenge! Your card is just beautiful!
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator

angelwhispers said...

Just perfect for our theme and just loving the image! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Davi said...

Awesome grad card DJ! That a very special card for a special double graduation!!

Lisa said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge!

Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome card! Your coloring is just beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments