Tuesday, May 31, 2011

For the Graduate


Here's a quick CAS graduation card that I made for my niece.  Just perfect for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  I went with my favorite standby layout for a great CAS card -- using impressed images and scoring for detail.  You can see more cards that I made like this HERE and HERE.



I used her school colors and a strip of metallic paper that I trimmed off of her announcement.  The "memories" stamp is from Inque Boutique's Circle It set.  The red layer is a 1 1/2" circle punch stamped with an image from PTI's 2009 Autumn Tags set and the little sentiment is from PTI's Mixed Messages.

Here's a close up:


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All Supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Mixed Messages, 2009 Autumn Tags, Circle It (inque boutique)
Paper:  Stampers select white
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Dutch Blue (CTMH)
Other:  Limitless Layer dies, Scor-Pal, 1 1/2" circle punch (ek success), rhinestones

15 comments:

Michele Gross said...

I love the way that impression looks-really great CAS design :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Hi Sara! This is one delightful and sweet grad card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Outstanding! Adore that embossing technique - it adds such a great POP to the already very CAS and graphic feel to this card. Nice work! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll play again!!

I'm Renee said...

Adorable!
Love that embossing...
and the colors are fabby!
Love how you incorporated the ribbon from the invite too...
makes it extra special:)

Marlena M. said...

Unique take on the grad challenge. I love that embossing. Hey, I just realized you're a Hawaii girl, just like me! ;)

Kryssi said...

Oh cute! Love the subtle embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Oh Sara, aren't you clever to use a strip of metallic paper from her own announcement?! Such a classy touch. And you KNOW I love that debossing that you do. Perfect. I'm so glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Sara,

Congratulations on winning the top talent award at Our Creative Corner several weeks ago. I sincerely apologize for the length of time it has taken me to contact you about being a guest designer. Life has sort of gotten ahead of me lately, I guess. Once again, I'm sorry to be so delayed. Please email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com so we can set up a date for you.

Linda Coughlin
OCC Design Team Coordinator

Karen B. said...

Fabulous attention to detail, and the colors are wonderful! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Amy said...

Very nice CAS design and I appreciate you customizing it for your niece! Love that embossing!

Keva said...

Love the impressions around the sentiment. This is such a sweet CAS card, Sara!

Laurie said...

I love the way you embossed the focal point! I remember the cards you did before! So fun! Love this CAS look! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Super cool work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Lee Anne said...

I love how you are using some techniques from MIM. This is a great card!

Jen Carter said...

This is such a fun card! Love the embossing and the metallic strip!