I love today's sketch and I still had some sentiments out that I'd thought would work well with the chalkboard technique (tell me I'm not the only one who gets obsessed with techniques!). I decided to work ahead and get a card ready for my son's upcoming college graduation. Brag alert-my oldest DS is only 20yo and completed his college degree in December and will walk with his graduating class in May. Just a little proud as a home-schooling mom of how well my oldest 2 have done in their college years.
Now, back to the card! Stamped the sentiment in Versamark, embossed in white and sponged on some "chalk smears" in White craft ink. I sponged a bit of black onto the edges of the 2nd panel. Cut a top note die in black for the 3rd piece. The base is stamped with the graduation hats off image then embossed in TH Notebook ef. I rounded the corner that is rounded on the ef. I added a couple of Jolee graduation stickers to complete the look. I think I'll make a couple more of these for some of his friends who're graduating too.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 GMT Views: 1645
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 22343
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 9:36 AM
This is a charming tribute to your DS's wonderful accomplishment! I was especially drawn to it as I saw it scroll across the recent additions, being a homeschooling family ourselves. Love all the dimension and the wonderful color.
While definitely not easy to wear multiple hats as mother, MOM, teacher...it can be done and hats off to you as well!!!
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What a great take on Korin's sketch challenge. I really love this card.
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