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!!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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