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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #159

When I saw this fabulous sketch from Sweet Sunday (#159) I knew I had to use it!  There are always cards that need to be made on my To Do List (I should be working on one now, as a matter of fact) so I knew there would be ample opportunity to do so!  I decided it would be perfect for this graduation card.  It's that time of year and I needed a masculine high school graduation card.  I don't have a lot of images for teen boys so I had to go shopping (oh, the horror!  Bwhaha!)!  I picked up this one from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Glad Grad, and her super cute Bubbles (boy) image.  I then visited Simply B Stamps, Kenny K, and Mayzy Art Stamps as well, but we won't talk about that.  (Yes, I have a problem.  Hi, my name is Regan and I am addicted to digi stamps.)

Anyway....  After my fabulous weekend of fun and relaxation it was time to get back to crafting.  So I was up early Tuesday morning before work to get this one done.  I was told the school colors were black and orange.  So naturally I used Halloween designer papers.  What else?  lol  These are from Stampin' Up, called Creepy Crawly.  I colored the image with Copics.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me as I want to add flowers and bling to everything and you just can't for boys.  Dang.  So I kept it simple with just the sketch elements - the fishtail dies are from My Favorite Things, the folder tab die is Tim Holtz, and the black grosgrain ribbon is also Stampin' Up.  The gold numbers I stole from a tassel embellishment that I had bought for this card, but decided not to use.

I am now off to work on an Irish wedding card.  I'm thinking shamrocks, but we'll see what I come up with.  Also, be sure to stop back Friday for the Sassy Studio Designs' Fabulous Freebie Friday image.  I'll be a busy girl the rest of this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll also check out my two year blogiversary candy!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Cooking It Up With Katie: #96-Celebrate with Ribbon and a Die Cut 
- Stampin' Royalty: #126-Masculine  



Jovan said...


mags said...

Brilliant card Regan. Love the image and the colour combo is stunning.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Regan this is a great card. It's not often that you see cards for a male graduate and this one is perfect. The coloringis fantastic and the sketch is perfect. Of late I've been trying to use sketches and as a result I'm putting my cards together a lot faster.

Ginger said...

Hey Regan! I am doing great! I had a bit of spring fever and got away from crafting. But I am back again! I just love this card for graduation. The colors are super fun! You did a great job!

Katie said...

Oh gosh what a great card!
So happy and I just had to smile.
Thanks for sharing at Cooking It Up With Katie for our Celebrate with Ribbon and a Die Cut challenge!

Kate said...

Cool Card. Love the image.


Unknown said...

The perfect masculine Graduation Card! Love it! ;o)

Penny said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with Katie.

Karen Giron said...

What a fun graduation card! I love the bright colors and the pop of black with the bow. Fun!