I've been such a good girl this week focusing on the scrapbooking I need to accomplish for my son's May 19th high school graduation (I'm on 5th grade!) but when I saw the Ways to Use It Challenge to make a monochromatic card, I couldn't resist. My DD is graduating from college on the same date, so I did need a card for her too! I got an awesome box of b/w "scraps" from the Pay it Forward thread http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...d-t536736.html thanks to Louise! My DD loves b/w and grey so I went ahead and made a card. I went with a 5 1/4" square so I could use a large piece of the flocked paper Louise had sent me. I used the Tasteful Trims die to edge this with a white scallop. I used Basic Grey, Basic Grey patterned dp and shimmery dark grey from the paper scraps to punch scallop circles then used my paper snips to cut between the scallops to form petals which I curled over the edge of my piercing tool. I had these cool shiny vintage buttons from a thrift store find and popped them in the centers after punching a hole with my cropadile. I popped around the button center with dimensionals. I embossed the sentiment using my Versamarker to ink up the stamp and omit the butterfly and used black ep. I added a gingham bow. I punched a newspaper flower with a paper button center and Baker's twine accent and
a scallop edge in Basic Grey with a piece of gingham for the inside lower edge of the card.
It is so exciting to see my older kids reaching these milestones and fun to be making keepsakes for them as we celebrate their accomplishments!
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 GMT Views: 2168
Registered: February 27, 2007 Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Posts: 6101
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:18 AM
wow all those milestones in one year. My son's girlfriend is getting her masters, her brother is graduating from UW-Madison and her younger brother is graduating from high school, all in the next two months. yikes. I imagine they'll have one big party for them all. anyway, your card is great and your daughter will love it.
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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:29 AM
Your graduation card is gorgeous, I am sure your daughter will treasure it! My daughter graduated from high school last May and my son graduated from college in December, so we have had a big year for milestones also. Congratulations and best of luck to your son and daughter!
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