Monday, 22 June 2015

Graduation Card

This is the first Graduation card I've made!  It's for my 11-yr old nephew who's 'graduating' from primary school and is off to High School in September.  Graduation ceremonies in schools are quite a new thing for us in Northern Ireland ... used to be the only graduates were from University!
So anyway, this is the first time I've used this Taylored Expression stamp that I've had in my stash for a few years.  Coloured with watercolour pencils in the school's colours, and then popped up on dimensionals.  I used some glossy white embossing paste on the BG to get a bit of texutre/interest.

I had another study at the MFT Summer School, so this one is for Quiet Space / White Space.

Creative Inspirations #318 - male creations
Inspiration Destination #38 - anything goes
Less is More #229 - use a stencil
Daily Marker colouring Challenge June


suzanne2 said...

beautiful card, I love the cute image and it looks great on the white. the embossing paste really stands out, I love it! thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this wekk and good luck with our challenge.
Suzanne x

Cheryl W. said...

This is a perfect graduation card, Lynne! Isn't it nice to finally use stamps you've had for years? I've got a few of those - I just need the time and inspiration to ink them up!!

Sarah said...

What a perfect stamp, beautifully coloured and the embossing paste is a brilliant back drop xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful image and card. We only graduate from Uni over here :o)
Jackie xx

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card, Thanks for joining in with this weeks Male challenge at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie {DT}

NGCARDS said...

Such a great card! I love the background you have created! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Aileen said...

great card, love your colouring and the embossing paste.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fantastic card, perfect image for a brilliant occasion and love your background stencil work.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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Unknown said...

Wow! Great masculine card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Dotty Jo said...

Great card! Even Nursery schools hold graduation ceremonies these days, Jo x

coops said...

so gorgeous lynne.fab image and i love the effect of the embossing paste :D

xx coops xx

Chrissie said...

This looks fabbo!
Great occasion too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

I love how you've incorporated the stencilled paste into your design, and great colouring too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Lynne great image and love the CAS design
lorraine x

Anne said...

Super card for a happy occasion Lynne!
Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!

Thanks for joining us last week
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