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Stamping411 Color & Sketch Challenge

After a 45 min phone chat with my son Chris, I knew just what to do with this week’s Stamping 411 new Saturday Sketch Challenge #208 – a college graduation card for him! As he is active in the Army Reserves, it took him a little longer than most to get his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, but two weeks ago, his college days came to an end. He is a total History buff, but he decided that he will re-enlist this summer, therefore my choice of the sentiment I’ve used. Not sure how it happened though, but I’ve ended using Stamping 411’s Color Inspiration #159 as well (guess those colors stuck in my brain for some reason… lol)

It is 7am now; I had less than two hours sleep and I sure hope will stay awake through my CardMaker’s Dozen class I have this afternoon. Jim might take his godson to the Knoxville Zoo or to Zoomba today for a boys’ day outing, so dinner will most likely be a Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich from Subway… Oh, so very yummy…

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702, Not Quite Navy #101722, Basic Gray #121044; Ink Not Quite Navy #103008, Basic Gray #109120; Stamps Word Play #120651, The Open Sea #123032; DSP Nautical Expedition #122343; Markers Basic Gray #120966, Riding Hood Red #120971; Adhesive Snail #104322, Scor-Tape; Ribbon & Twine.

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CAS-ual Fridays “Graduation” CFC#4

CAS-ual Fridays

   This week’s challenge on CAS-ual Fridays blog was to create a clean and simple “Graduation” card. My inspiration for this card was my best friend’s grandson, Adam, who graduated Sequoya High School this month, despite years of seizure and countless brain surgeries.

   ADAM, you are my HERO, sweetheart!

CFS4 challenge

   My card was created easel-style on black cardstock. The main panel was dry embossed to add some texture to the card. A Gold paint pen was used to add shine to the focal image, and an Old Gold colored length of twine was tied around the card.

   Supplies used are Stampin’ Up, unless stated otherwise: Cardstock Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Not Quite Navy #101722 (Stampin’ Up); Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin’ Up), Congrats Topper (Stampendous); Ink VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Accessories & Tools twine, adhesive, gold paint pen, embossing folder, Cuttlebug.

 

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