5/25/11

Graduation - congratulations!

My mom needed some graduation cards for kiddo's graduating from the same high school in which I graduated from - you do know I graduated just a couple of years ago, right?  Yeah, right...good answer!  LOL

Lots of red and white with a few touches of black.  I have to say - I am awful at creating masculine cards!!  Ugh...WHY is it so hard? I think if it's not a required card with limited colors, I can do okay...but these were so hard!

The masculine cards have lots of embossing on them, but very difficult to see on white cardstock.  The "Congratulations Graduate!" stamp is one I have had for years!  Not sure who makes that one; all the other sentiments are from Verve Visual's Great Expectations stamp set.  

I LOVED doing the feminine card; love how it turned out!  The rosette ribbon was sprayed with glimmer mist in Red Velvet.  I added a black doily (PTI die) to ground the notebook die.  I used some MME and BG DP and lots of distressing and dimension on this card.

Thanks for popping in; hope you're having a great week!

...growing and graduating...

Hugs, ~M.

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Great Expectations

Papers:  GKD White, PTI Pure Poppy and True Black, DP by Basic Grey and MME
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Chamomile Tea Dye Ink
Accessories:  Nesties, PTI Notebook and doily die, dry embossing, PTI buttons, , MS Arch Lattice border punch, rosette ribbon, glimmer mist



Vertical dry embossing (outside and inside)

Polka dots and vertical embossing

8 comments:

theCook said...

Love the feminine one!

Lisa Jane said...

oh Michele .. well who says you cant do male cards ... that ones my favourite .. i love it !
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Beautiful cards, love the layout of the top one x

Mary J said...

Great card, Michele - brilliant sentiments!

Anita said...

I think they both look fabulous Michele. And you can't get a better color scheme than red, black and white.

Pami said...

I love these Michele, the male one is fab!! Love the ribbon. Hope all ok with you. Pami x

Lynette said...

These are all great, Michele - nicely done! Those were my school colors, too:) - just a couple years ago. LOL!

chandra said...

This is just wonderful and wobbly! creative excellence!
Graduation Congratulations Letter