April 23, 2011

Congratulations On Your Graduation!

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!!

Here is a card I created in attempt to play along with this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC329.  As you can see from just the one circle element on my card, this sketch and I did not get along!  That being said, I actually really like the layout without the top circle, and I plan to use this layout again!

I wanted to play with the new Dream Big set from Taylored Expressions.  I love this set, all the images and elements are so much fun to work with.  Even though there are alot of patterns on my card, it really is more of a CAS design.


The patterned paper is from the awesome Hometown Summer from Pink Paislee!  LOVE these papers...the designs are right up my alley!   I started by stamping the large circle element from Dream Big in Memento Tuxedo Black onto red cardstock and cut it out and embossed it with Circle Nestabilities.  I then stamped the same stamp again, also in Memento Tuxedo Black, onto a piece of the patterned paper from Hometown Summer and then cut that out and embossed it with Circle Nestabilities.  I layered the entire piece with black cardstock cut with Circle Nestabilities.

I stamped the graduation cap directly onto the patterned paper circle and stamped the diploma on a separate piece of Choice Buttercream Cardstock, colored it with Copic Markers, cut it out and popped it up next to the hat with Foam Tape.  I added one of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the tassle, as well as on the four corners of the patterned paper panel.  I know I say this all the time, but I LOVE to use Embellie Gellie when working with the Twinkles.  All of the layers were sewn on my sewing machine.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Dream Big from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI), True Black (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Hometown Summer (Pink Paislee)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

Jodi

9 comments:

  1. LOVE this design and those perfect papers!!!

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  2. AWESOME card Jodi - love the dramatic colours and fab design!!!

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  3. Striking seems to be the it word for this card...love it.

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  4. Terrific graduation card Jodi! Your design is BEAUTIFUL! Hope that you and yours had a very happy Easter! :D

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  5. This is fabulous, Jodi! I did the same thing, except I only used the top circle. Just could not make it work LOL!

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  6. I love the papers and colors, Jodi! Cute card!

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