Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Graduation Card

It's Thursday! Time for another Lindsay Project! I know you all are probably getting tired of seeing this diploma digi, b/c along with half the DT last week I used this image. So here I am using it again. But I guess that just speaks to how timeless and perfectly useful it is!!! The reason I'm creating another grad card is b/c a friend of mine requested that I make one for her nephew who is graduating high school. His school colors are maroon, black and white. I just love a color challenge! So I chose to use the sketch from CardPatterns that you can see below. I also decided to spice it up a bit by adding the congratulations digi from Lindsay's All Around Phrases Set.

I then decided that this card still looked a little too plain, so I got the bright idea to add some shiny black paint dots to the dots in the all around phrases digi. It was so easy and only took less than a minute, but what a great effect! Kinda looks like it is embossed!

Well, that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget to stop by Lindsay's blog to check out the work done by the other DT members and to snag a freebie!

Challenges: ABC Challenge --Unused Stash (patterned paper is old stash)
Ann's Creative Nook -- Round & Round (Used circles)
By the Cute & Girly -- Celebrations (Graduation)
Crafty Ann's -- Anything goes!
Crafty Cardmakers -- Decorate the Inside
Crafty Creations -- Encouragement/Celebration
Cute Daisy May -- As You Like It
DU2DS-- Anything goes
Doodle Place -- 3D (center circle is elevated)
Drunken Stampers - Use Your Scraps (used lots of cardstock scraps)
Magical Crafts Challenge -- Black, White & Other color (used maroon)
Polka Doodles -- Dimension & texture (used dimensionals and puff paint on dots)
Totally Gorjuss -- Round & Round (used circles)
Your Next Stamp -- Cut it out & Pop it up


  1. Those black dots are the perfect touch, along with that bow that is tied to perfection!

  2. this is a perfect card, not only is it beautiful but easy to reproduce in multiples! well done!

  3. Neat background paper and yes, the black dots are the perfect added touch to make the card extra special!

  4. Very nice! The paint just jazz it up just right!

  5. Oh this is a fun one! I need this one to send to my cousin's daughter who is graduating. Ha!

  6. Great graduation card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. Hee hee we did use the same image! I like yours better!!! I wished I could tie a bow that perfect!

  8. Nice card! That big, shiny red bow makes it really pop! I love how you and Leanne both used the same images, but had completely different cards.

  9. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

  10. Awesome job with all of the challenges! I love the addition of the paint-adds just the right touch! Great grad card!

  11. Very classy card i love it

    Thankyou for joining in at whoopsDaisy

  12. Wonderful card with great colors and Details. Thanks for playing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge. Good Luck!


  13. What a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing it with us at Magical

  14. This is just lovely. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

  15. You're right- those shiny black dots are the perfect finishing touch! You've done a beautiful job "using your scraps," and I hope you'll join us again at Drunken Stampers next week!

  16. Gorgeous card and wonderful colours! Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts this time.

  17. Awesome dot work (really, it looks great)!

    And, since I've never been here before, your grad digi is NEW to me! :)

  18. very pretty! this card really pops

  19. So cool - love the background paper and the layering!

  20. Lovely card and the black dots really make a difference. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  21. This looks fab, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  22. Gorgeous elegant Card, and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.
    Hugs, Donna x

  23. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polkadoodles this week! Cheers Claire x

  24. Really lovely card.
    Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles Dimension and Texture challenge.

  25. Great card. Lovely strong colours, ideal for a young man.
    Thank you for joining the BTC&G challenge this month.