Monday, 30 May 2011

Green graduate dreams ....

..... I hope everyone has been having a good day.  As the weather has been so awful today, we decided to stay in and play!!  Ben's been playing on Fable 3 - collecting gold and I believe he's now King!!  Kathryn has been crafting - but she's been keeping it a secret.  And I've been playing in my craft room too - and would like to share my card for two challenges.

The first is this week's colour challenge over at The Play Date Cafe - PDCC83 and the second challenge is for CAS-ual Fridays.















The starting point for this card was the scrap card that I had left over after making my card for Ben.  His card features a lacey square with lots of circles on it - I kept the border and used it on this card.  I layered it onto a piece of black paper.  In the centre I put the image - a graduate cap in green and inspirational sentiment, stamped in black and clear embossed.  I'm really pleased how this turned out.




Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments
Inks:  Versamark; Memento - Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders:  Lacey Squares (S4-295) die #4 (waste left over),  Inverted Scalloped Squares Lg (S4-196) die #3
Accessories:  Card from stash




The photo above shows the lovely embossed edge left on the scrap card - looks great on the black paper.

And it occurred to me after I'd posted the card below as my entry for this week's Less Is More challenge, that it would also apply for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!!




And that's all for now - I'm off to get dinner for us all.  Here's hoping that tomorrow is a better day weather wise - I'd like to get out with the children during the holidays - but if not we might have a film fest at home!!  See you tomorrow - I do have some cards to share!

13 comments:

Jenny said...

Love how you've tied the two challenges together, Fab card :)
Jenny x

Paula said...

Love the effect of that green circular pattern with the black matting on both internal & external edges.
Paula (PEP)

Virginia L. said...

You've gone all out with this challenge, Deborah! Your layering is superb and the inside sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Glad to see your fabulous work again!

Michele Gross said...

Oooooo, wonderful card! Love the CAS layout, the cool way you used the colors and the sentiment! Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Fantastic! Love the green and black and the subtle effect of the grad cap in the center. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again!

Kryssi said...

Ooh and inside and out card!!! I love the little plane, such a cute touch. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Great work! i love the paper airplane stamp. :)
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Love these, the PDC card is very pretty, love the background stamp, it's so useful and you know I like the other 'cos I told you already LOL :0) xxx

Pauline said...

Lovely grad card, I don't have any suitable stamps in my collection, so may have to sit this one out! Love the colour ink you used to stamp the circular background, it's very pretty.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Deb, sounds like you had a good crafting weekend! All those scallops look wonderful together with that bubbly-circley paper. Thanks for playing with us at THe Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

Lovely card, I love how you've done the inside with the paper airplane and that sentiment is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Karen B. said...

A perfect sentiment, inside and out! Great card, great clean and simple design. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

A great CAS design - love the circles. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays.

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