Monday, June 7, 2010

Marissa's Graduation





Well, mark another grandchild starting out on their life! Don't they grow up quickly? I never thought so when my 4 were home!! Marissa's school colors were black, red and a touch of white. This was my first attempt at darker skin and by george - it came out almost exactly her skin color!! Not bad considering she lives 5+ hours of driving away! I made a regular type card. Marissa loves giraffes and I couldn't find a place for the cute stickers I had bought ages ago for something for her, so I made a couple of bookmarks using the same papers. I found out that red paper doesn't photograph as red as it is - or maybe it does depending on whether it is a scarlet red, or a pink red. The camera knows! I just had to have that Bildarma flower stamp as I am so in love with them!! I had cutout a shiny black paper to cover my coloring of the robe just in case. That was a trip -- try finding an ink other than white that shows up on black enough that you can cut the stamp out!
The front has no coloring at all. Just a couple of pieces of dp, a sticker, lots of flowers, ribbon and jewel!


Now I did keep track of the copics - yeah! R22,27,37,59; E08,31,33,35; YR23, YG63, 67, 06; C01,03,05,07; 100; Y15,17; G21, 28. Tilda is on dimensionals as are some of the balloons and some of the flowers. I ended up drawing some of the balloon strings. Just got this wonderful heart corner punch set and had to use it. I used it on the glitter red paper for the sides - it has to be a standard size for the corner things to work with the sides. Mine wasn't and it was wayyyyy too late to correct that oversight! I stickled Tilda's socks and tassel as well as the flat technique which is what I call it when you pat the stickles, on the background.


Hope you think this was worth the wait. It has been one hectic week, finishing up stuff around the house and getting things ready for my trip. I do have another card that I made for Marissa's brother's birthday. I gave that to him when I first got there. I will post it another day hopefully soon as I am ready to call it a night. Hugs to you all!! Barb F

8 comments:

Silvie Z said...

Hi Bard, your graduation card is awesome, love the colors! And the inside of the card is gorgeous, love the dimensional effect on the ballons and the flowers!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

scrappinpeg said...

Oh I just love your sweet Graduation card. I love your 3D effect you created. GREAT JOB.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your graduation card is just so sweet. What a lovely job you did with Tilda and the black and white makes the card very elegant.

Kim Y. said...

Sweet card! Love all those balloons!

Rosie said...

This graduation card is fabulous!! I love the colors and the scene on the inside is wonderful! You did a great job!! I'm sure she'll love it!! Hugs, Rosemary

Candy said...

Wonderful paper you used for the front of the card and it looks so festive and important. Great surprise to open and see beautiful Tilda with the balloons and flowers. Love your 3 D work!! One great card for sure. Cute book marks too :o)
Hugs, Candy

Laurie said...

Very cute stuff and very creative.

Laurie said...

I love the card! The colors are perfect! You did a GREAT JOB PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER!