Monday, May 30, 2011

CAS Graduation

There are a few very special 8th graders in the school in which I work, who are about to graduate and for whom I wanted to make special cards.  Our school colors are green and white.  I came up with this creation with inspiration from three challenges this week: 
The theme of graduation is inspired by this week's CAS-ual Fridays Girl Fridays CFC4 - This one is for the Grads!
The layout is inspired by this week's Clean & Simple sketch - FTL142.  I loved the idea taken from Nancy's card for this layout and Natasha's card which is just below the layout HERE, of embossing 3/4 of the card and then adding 2 scor lines to the right of the embossing.  Great idea - looks fabulous.  Thank you Nancy and Natasha!
The color scheme is taken from this week's Play Date Cafe Color Splash Challenge PDCC83 : Black & White with a SPLASH of green.

Here are my ingredients:
Stamps ~ PTI For the Graduate, Just Rite 15 pt alphabet.
Paper ~ Gina K's Pure Luxury Black, PTI White.
Ink - SU Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories ~ Provocraft EF, Scor-It, 5/8 Stitched grosgrain ribbon, star button, The Twinery's Peapod twine, Scor-Tape, Just Rite 1 1/2" circular stamper.

I loved the idea that I came up with last year of using my Just Rite circular stamp and alphabet/numbers to stamp "SMS Class of 20??" in the circle with the hat and stars.  It's a nice touch and the kids love it.
Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you had a great weekend!

16 comments:

Fiona said...

Stephanie great card! Love the stars tie in in the background and on your image panel. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Shirley said...

Lucky students and a beautiful card!!

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the texture and the cute button on the ribbon-really great design and I'm sure those special students will appreciate it :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Fantastic design! I adore those embossed stars and the color scheme is graduation perfection and very dramatic! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again!

Laura Davis said...

What a darling card, great work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is such a lovely card wow really great.

June Houck said...

OOOO! I LOVE this! I love embossing, especially on white. Gorgeous and stunning card, S :)

Susie said...

Fabulous card. Love the embossing.

Ruby said...

Ooh this is beautiful! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jenny said...

Great design Stephanie, love the embossed background...it's just right for the card :)
Jenny x

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great graduation card! LOVE the way you've tied the embossed stars in with the star button! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Anne said...

Fun card! I really like the embossed cap background and the star button!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous graduation card!! LOVE that bow:) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!

Arlene said...

Love the simplicity of this...makes it a stunning card. Your work is beautiful. :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Arlene.

Amber said...

Oooooh! That embossed background is fab!

Emily Leiphart said...

This card is amazing, Stephanie! I love it.