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June 18, 2009

Graduation Card



This is the grad card I gave my niece! These are her school colors and I thought they worked perfect for the Daring Cardmakers challenge to use 'hot colors'! The digi image is Dustin Pike and the polka dot paper is a digi paper I found on my 'puter under the name lweifenbach~lotty dotty paper! I used prismas to color and coated her grad gown in Pearl Ex to glam up this otherwise plain card! Her cap is popped! The challenge @ Banana Split Sunday was to use the challenge @ CPS, so that was easy! With the added sparkle, which you can't see!, I added the One Stop Craft challenge and Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge to use a digi stamp! I had such high hopes for a fan-tab-u-lous grad card, but I was down to the wire (again!) and needed to to produce a card! Geesh, isn't this what the challenges are all about? My cards go out faster than [insert witty saying here], you get the idea! One day I believe I will have a stash of cards on hand, today is not that day! lol
Hope you are having a fun Thursday....{{squishy hugs}} to you! Blessings!

25 comments:

Kimmi said...

Hi Maria.
For such a short time in making it, you've done a grand job. Did your niece like it, or has she not recieved it yet? I love the image and the way you've coloured her. The bow and those stars really give the card something extra!

Thank you for joining us as "Stampin' for the Weekend" this week. We hope you had fun making the card. Good luck and enjoy the rest of your day!

Kimmi

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Maria, I do love this graduation image of Justin´s and my DT buddie actually made two from this same image. Fabulous colouring and the Pearl Ex sure has popped the gown those papers are gorgeous like your combo and this is a fab layout too.
Well done combining all those challenges and thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend". Hope to see you play along next week too.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Becky said...

This is so cute, what a fun card.

Vicki said...

oh this is brill Maria, you've also chosen to use the same image as I did, aren't they adorable lil characters.....lol!! Your colouring is fab, the shimmer from the Pearl Ex certainly has "glammed" up the gown, it looks fab. Love the layout and a gorgeous colour scheme too. Many thanks for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

POPPET said...

Hi Maria, i bet your niece loved this, they have great colours at their school, fab job with this one loving the layout...

Thanks for joining us at SFTW hugs pops x x x

Jennifer said...

How clever to match the card to the school colours! I love the layout and the way you've offset the image with the layer underneath.
Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

coldwaters2 said...

This is one of the best Graduation cards I have seen the colours work well and love that image its just a great card.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Donna said...

Oh Maria, this is truly fab, you've done a gorgeous job on the coloring, and I love the layout and papers and color combo you've used, it all looks fabulous. And the ribbon and bow is just perfect.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
Donna xx

crafty amy said...

Hiya Maria,
Brilliant card I love the colours and this Dusin image is great very usefull at the moment :) I have folders on my puter like yours that lord only knows where I got them but there are some fab papers in some of them lol. Love your layout and the way you have coloured this little lady.
Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck with all those challenges.

X Amy X

Jill said...

aww Maria this is gorgeous and I'm sure your neice loved it. I love the image and your colouring is wonderful, sorry I'm behind with leaving you comments hun, not enough hours in my day at the moment hugS Jill xx

Teresa said...

You definately work well under pressure. Great take on the challenge sketch, thanks for playing along with the bananas.

Scrubbysue said...

This is adorable maria!! I'm sure she'll love it! how perfect huh?

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I love the colour combo and the cute image you have used. The ribbon is gorgeous and those cute stars are such a nice detail. Great crad for your niece! :)

Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Vanja

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so cute Maria!! Great graduation image. I may have to look into that one for some of the graduations I will be going to this month.. Great coloring, dp and colors!!!
blessings,
Chris

CraftyC said...

A fantastic card Maria and the image is just adorable. She's been coloured beautifully and the backing papers are a perfect match. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW
Clairex

Donna said...

Hi Maria, love this card with such a cute image and such lovely colours too. Well done on combining so many challenges again...you are the challenge queen lol! :) Donna x

Ida / Little said...

Plenty of challenges this card fits into! And it looks great, lovely that you used your nieces school colors to make it more personal! :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week :)

Hugs Ida

Joan said...

What a wonderful graduation image!!!! I love your card Maria!

Elena said...

What a fun card, Maria! I love the colors you used! And little girl is adorable!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such an adorable layout and I love the way you've colored her in!! Gorgeous card!! :)

Marcea said...

This is just gorgeous Maria - I love this image and you have created such a womderful card
-x-

Wendy said...

This is such a cute card. I love the orange and brown together, and the image is adorable. Great take on the sketch, too. Thanks for playing along with 2RB.

Debby said...

Cute cute and your coloring is always fantastic.

Donna said...

Another adorable little card Maria, love these school colours, we mainly have grey school uniforms over here, how boring eh? Donna x

Jeanette - said...

very cute card - sweet little image! Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge.