Sunday, June 6, 2010

Leere Aldrich - The Graduate

Well it is that time of year... school is ending and the Graduates are celebrating and planning their next direction in life.

My niece Graduated this past week. Seriously... I can't believe it, it was just a couple of years ago a toddler in my living room being told not to pull the cats tail.. while learning to walk around the coffee table.  But now she is graduating High School and planning  her College career!

Well I had to come up with a graduation card and wanted it to pop! So I started with my New Sizzix Big Shot Pro 6x6 envelope die. I don't use it as an envelope though.. well sort of I do cuz I don't put the card in and envelope.. but I really make it the card and present all in one. A yellow card stock was used, and then I pulled out a bunch of Sentiments... all that work together for a Graduation Card for a teen. I stamped all over the card stock in all different directions to create my own pattern paper of sorts. I used my dark red Copic and colored in some of the shapes. A Black Dotted ribbon is run through the back of the card out to the front to use as a tie to keep the scalloped front closed.
As you untie and open you get this... an almost presentation of your inside image and pattern papers. I found a piece of graduation paper in my stash and matted it with a deep red card stock. then I also found a piece of paper that looks like notebook paper... like how that fits the theme :0)
I used my favorite Graduate stamp... I just love Stampavie's Leere Aldrich Graduation Girl image - too cute if you ask me - stylish Grad with a cute purse, puppy and boots! I colored with my Copics with a yellow coloring behind her - wanted a sort of glow about her.. a TA DA spot light I guess. I cut her and a mat with my long scallops Nesties.

I made a hidden pocket behind the "notebook" paper for her present.. :0)  I think she liked it.. he he.
Hope you liked it too! ;0)

HUGS and -


Lavender Rose said...

I love your envelope card, it's fabulous inside and out, very clever!

Rufus said...

Bet she like more than just the present! What a great card/envelope.

Irena said...

very beautiful card, lovely colors :)