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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dear Dana

Hello, hello, hello! Happy Wednesday! Here's another one of my favorite challenges to participate in and that is the sketch challenge on SCS hosted by Roxie. It's amazing to me how she keeps coming up with different sketch designs each week. Here we are on number 229!!!



A couple days ago, my husband and I received our niece's high school graduation announcement in the mail. She is the baby of all the grandchildren and, therefore, my last niece, as well as my godchild, to graduate from high school. It's somewhat sad to think how fast the years go by, but I am so proud of her. I don't get to see her very often since she lives waaaaaaay on the other side of the United States in the great state of Washington right along the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It's so beautiful there. But I digress. I wanted to point out that her graduation announcement, as is tradition, was in the colors of her high school, which I found very interesting: classy black and gold. Her announcement and today's sketch challenge were the inspirations behind my graduation card I made for her.

I gold embossed the mortarboard image from Stampin Up's retired set called Little Layers and then I colored the cap with my Slate Copic marker. You can see just a hint of the mortarboards on the inside of the card, which I also gold embossed.



Her name is spelled with alpha stickers that were black and white. I smudged some gold ink onto them with my finger to cover the white outline of the stickers. The flourish above Congratulations is from SU's Delight in Life, and Congratulations is from All Holidays.

Thanks for stopping by today and, as always, I look forward to reading your comments!

Stamps: Little Layers, Delight in Life, All Holidays (all by Stampin' Up)

Cardstock: Black, White, and Brushed Gold

Ink: Versafine Black, Gold

Accessories: Copic marker, Cuttlebug divine swirls embossing folder, SU star punch, gold brads and embossing powder, alpha stickers




12 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, thanks for the inspiration and reminder. I need a grad card for this weekend and I better get busy!!! Have a great holiday weekend!

Mothermark said...

Yeah, me too! I gotta do two! Just send me this one! I will peel the name off an put Ryan! Snort! Its awesome Bertie! So fun you gotta do the sketch and your much needed card! She will love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMG, Bertie......this is so elegant and dramatic.....it really is the perfect, personalized graduation card....she will love it.....as I do!!!!

(by the way...got some pics up on the thread.........)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great graduation card!! Love the colors and the metallic paper!Looks like a fun sketch. I haven't felt well today but will have to play with it tomorrow! It is amazing how Roxi comes up with such awesome sketches!

Julia Aston said...

Great grad card Charlene! I love all the gold on this and the fun cuttleing!

Traci M said...

Beautiful elegant personalized card, Charlene...reminds me of my DD's graduation just last May and all her friends...sniff! This is a wonder to behold, the recipient should be so thrilled!!!

Velta said...

Now YOU know I'm gonna love this card...I am all about embossing and shiny and sparkly!!! Your design is delightful :)

Joan Ervin said...

I just saw this on SCS and just had to come tell you how gorgeous this is...I just love all the gold and how you added her name...what a treasure!!!!

Judy Rozema said...

A totally wonderful grad card and congratulations to your niece!! Beautiful work, Charlene!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin the gold Charlene, super job.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Fantastic, Charlene! The black and gold is such a pretty combo, especially with all the shimmery Gold. Beautiful card for your niece!