Friday, May 25, 2018

And She Did

Hi all.  My card today is, believe it or not, a graduation card.  It is for our niece who recently received her degree, all while being a wife, mom and working.  We are very proud of her and wanted to let her know that when you put your mind to something you can accomplish anything.  I used a couple of sketches as inspiration:  CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #273 (sketch) and Festive Friday #0008 - wine day and/or watercolor.

Card Base:  Soft Sky CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  On a piece of Whisper White CS, I stamped the cloud image from the This Little Piggy stamp set using Soft Sky ink, added Clear Wink of Stella to the clouds and added it to the card front.

Image Layer:  Stamped the image from the This Little Piggy stamp set on Whisper White CS using Black Memento Ink.  Light and dark Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate Blends were used to color the image.  I'm still working on my coloring skills using the blends (or any coloring tool for that matter).  I cut
the image and Smoky Slate mat out using the Layering Squares Framelits.  The Pink Pirouette mat was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  After layering these all together I popped it up on the card using Dimensionals.

The Finishing Touch:  A bow made from Silver Bakers Twine was added to the corner with Glue Dots.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I stamped the rest of the sentiment ("and she did") plus the word congratulations from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I also added a few more clouds.  This is such a fun stamp set to work with.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy this memorial day weekend.  Please take a moment to remember all those who have so honorably served the U.S.  Be safe and be blessed.

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Ann Schach said...

What a perfect card for your niece, Patti! Congrats to her on her degree, especially while being a working mom!!! I love the shading you did on the pig and wings ... perfect! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Fiona Whitten said...

Love the flying piggy - such a fun image. Using the stitched square framelit for that piece of the sketch is a great idea. Thank you for joining us for this week's CC&S challenge.

karen h said...

Adorable card! This is perfect for a graduation! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Patricia Hays said...

That flying piggy always makes me smile! I'm sure your niece will love this fun card. I'm glad that our CC&S sketch inspired you. Thanks for joining in our challenge! :)

Beth McCullough said...

What an awesome graduation card for your niece! Your watercoloring is very nice! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Nicole Watt said...

Hi Patti! I just loved your little piggy card! I know your niece is going to love it as you celebrate her huge accomplishment together!

Thank you so much for playing along with Festive Friday and congratulations on being one of our Festive Faves for challenge #7!

(don't forget to register on our website so you can earn Fest Points to use in our store!)