Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Graduation Card

I saw Lindsay's freebie this week and couldn't wait to make a graduation card. I'm not sure I know of anyone to give it to, but they are always nice to have on hand. Hop over to Lindsay's blog to snag the free paper! The cute little diploma came from the School Rules set.
I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for my inspiration.

I used a new Tim Holtz distressing ink pad that I got at HL this weekend. It is called faded jeans, and I love it! I also used my antique paper distress pad and a Q-tip to color in the diploma. I wanted it to be very subtle. As far as the background paper goes, I played around in Paint.net and combined two of the freebie patterns that Lindsay is giving away this week and made one that I thought would fit my card just right. That is the great thing about printing your own PP, you can play with the colors and everything to make it 100% custom to your project. I need to do that more often!

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15 comments:

  1. This is a great card and what is even better is that it isn't gender specific! I may have to case your fabby idea!

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  2. Love the colors on this card! This looks super classy for a graduate! Way to go, Tamara!

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  3. Love this card - and since you kept it simple and neutral, it could be for any graduate!

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  4. Awesome - and like Tracey said - it's neutral and classy, so it'll be perfect whenever you need it!

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  5. I love this! I don't know anyone graduating this year either LOL, and I just made 4 cards! I love the colors because you can use them for a boy or girl, well done!

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  6. Super card Tamara! I really like the blue you used.

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  7. This is a great graduation card! I love the blue.

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  8. great card! I like the sketch, too.
    :)

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  9. A fab card and love the sentiment 'the tassel is worth the hassle!' Great card!

    Thanks for joining us over at SFTW and good luck!

    Kate

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  10. love your ink distressing!

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  11. Perfect graduation card! You did an awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats
    Hugs, Diana

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  12. WOW!!! Great card! The blue really pulled it together. Clever
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  13. Those papers are fab for this project. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats. Hugs Tracy x

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  14. I like this card. Lovely papers and great freebies.
    THanks for joining us at SFTW.
    *Gunn*

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  15. Oooh thats nice, lovely colour choice!

    Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers distressed challenge x

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