The card I have to share with you today is a Graduation card that I made for a daughter of some friends of ours. It's not your typical graduation card but I really like how it turned out. I started out with some Artsylicious, Peacock designer paper from ChatterBOX (I love this aqua color!) and a piece from the Flower Impressabilites 12-1004 from Spellbinders. I love working with the Impressabilites! There are so many things you can do with them and let your creativity run wild, use them as a whole piece or cut them apart to create your own design. Here is a picture showing the piece that I cut to achieve the look I wanted for this card. I placed a piece of green cardstock under the Impressability to better show you the area that I cut out.Basically I just wanted to use the flourish without the flowers and after cutting off the flowers here is the beautiful flourish I had. When you cut your Impressabilities be sure to save all of the little pieces. I saved the plastic packaging from some of the die templates and I keep all of my extra little Impressability pieces in them. I wanted to use the flourish as a stencil and airbrush around the outside edges of the Artsylicious paper and since the Impressabilities are very light weight I used my paper piercer to hold the flourish in place while I airbrushed. Below is a picture of the Copic markers I used to do the airbrushing, except for the Pale Olive--that one was used on the Grungeboard Flourish.After I had the airbrushing done then I distressed the edges and inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink from Tsukineko. Then using all of the Copic markers I airbrushed the flourish Grungeboard. After I had the airbrushing done I also inked the edges with Tuxedo Black Ink and added some Silver Fox, Smooch from ClearSnap. I thought this would compliment the silver in the key.The base of the card is Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock and I lightly sanded the edges to bring out the aqua color. The mat paper is designer paper from 7 Gypsies, SAIGE and I distressed and inked the edges with Tuxedo Black Ink. Once I had all of the piece ready then I started to assemble the card. I used a piece of 7 Gypsies, Gypsy Market Ruban Gaffer Tape across the front and then added the leaf trim from Creative Impressions. Then I added the Grungeboard Flourish, I wanted to add some dimension and visual interest to the card so I left part of the flourish off the sides of the card. To adhere the trim and flourish I used Beacon ZipDry adhesive. I also added a pretty epoxy butterfly sticker from ChatterBOX in the bottom corner. I thought the colors of the butterfly matched so perfectly!To finish off the card I added a Word Key and a Trinket Pin both from Tim Holtz, idea-ology and tied them on with some aqua ribbon. Since the card has kind of a grunge look I didn't want a nice smooth cut on the ends of the ribbon so I just kind of chopped it up a little. I also went around the edges of the card and the centers of the flowers adding a little more Silver Fox, Smooch.
Paper~Core'dinations-Black Magic, ChatterBOX-Artsylicious Peacock, 7 Gypsies-SAIGE
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black
Other~Spellbinders-Impressabilities Flower 12-1004, Copic-Markers as pictured above, Advantus-Tim Holtz idea-ology-Word Keys, Trinket Pins, Grungeboard Elements Swirls, 7 Gypsies-Gypsy Market Ruban Gaffer Tape, Creative Impressions-Ribbon and Leaf Trim, ChatterBOX-Treasures (butterfly sticker), ClearSnap-Silver Fox Smooch, Beacon-ZipDry Adhesive, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!! Also I wanted to let you know Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets is giving away a NEW Mouse Party Stamp Set for some fun blog candy and she is also hosting a Party Crown/Hat Contest on her blog. She has FREE templates to download and you can make a crown, party hat or a tiara and then send Sandy a picture of your beautiful creation and you could have a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate or 2 runner up prize packs!! So join in the fun and get to creating! You can find out all of the details and see the stamp set by clicking HERE.