Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Graduation card

My friend Angie's grand daughter has her graduation ceremony coming up in July, yay! And I offered to make a graduation card when we were chatting at Stratford the other week. Nikki is a dancer, very graceful and talented, so I showed Angie the humming bird card I posted on here a while back and she thought that a variation on it would be perfect.

This is what I made:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, side opening

- piece of pink card, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- piece of white card stock, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the pink layer, embossed using a Crafts-Too 'Lattice' die and glued in place


- on a piece of scrap white card, I stamped the humming bird image using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Inkadinkadoo 'Humming Bird' stamp

- added the sentiment 'Happy graduation' using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sentiment from the Clearly Besotted 'Say what?' set of 31 really useful little sentiment stamps, covering almost all occasions

- next I coloured the image using Pro markers, using a dollop of artistic licence as Nikki's favourite colours are pink and blue :)

- then die cut the image using a Tonic Studios plain circle die, and ran a ball tool around wrong side of the edge before removing from the die

- die cut a slightly larger circle using a 'Stitched Circles' die from The Works and glued the image onto it

- the sentiment is called 'Learn to Fly', which I just love, by Inkylicious - stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink onto a piece of the same pink card

- die cut the sentiment using one of my MFT 'Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX' dies, (to add more rigidity to the pink flag I also cut a white flag the same and glued it to the back) then trimmed off the straight end

- glued the image panel along with the sentiment flag in place on the front of the card

-final touch, which looks so shimmery in real life, a covering of clear Wink of Stella over the image!

Thankfully I managed to get this made and posted off during our mini-heatwave - had two fans blowing away in the craft room so it was a bit of a game making sure stuff didn't take flight - ha, along with the hummer of course :)






36 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, Di, I love the design. The colours are so pretty and what a beautiful hummingbird! xx

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  2. A gorgeous Hummer Di and the background embossing is beautiful and the prettily coloured bird looks great in the centre, a wonderful sentiment too. I'm sure this will be a great hit with your friend's grand daughter. x

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  3. Beautiful card :) the bird is so pretty

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  4. This is so gorgeous! What a fabulous image this is.

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  5. the humming bird is so pretty, love the delicate tail, awesome card

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  6. The embossed background and the bird give the card such intrinsic feel.

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  7. Hi Di, a gorgeous card for your friends Granddaughter, love the embossing and the soft colours you used, have a wonderful week... stay cool.... Megan

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  8. Beautiful card, that hummer is gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect for a graduation card
    Jane

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  9. What a lovely card the stamp is wonderful and the colours are great xxx

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  10. Lovely card, I love the humming bird design xxx

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  11. The humming bird is certainly very graceful and you've made a beautiful card - great sentiment too for the occasion.

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  12. It's a gorgeous image Di and what a super sentiment for a graduate. We are in full graduation swing here as well, one degree and two masters this year.

    B x

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  13. Such a beautiful image Di, perfect for the graduation of a young lady. I love the sentiment with it too.

    Sue xx

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  14. So beautiful, Di!
    Hugs, LIv

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  15. Such a great card for your daughter! She will be happy with it.
    Lia xx

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  16. Beautiful card Di...so soft, delicate and pretty and the sentiment says it all!

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  17. That is really pretty with the combo of that gorgeous stamp and the lovely light colors you used. I like the sentiments too, they go great together for graduation.

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  18. Ooooh Di what a beautiful card the image is gorgeous as is the embossed background so lovely for a graduation card l'm sure she will love it too! x

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  19. This is so pretty Di love that embossed background and what lovely colours you have used huggles Sue xx

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  20. What a wonderful idea to use that gorgeous image, just perfect and the sentiment works so well x

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  21. Gorgeous card, what a beautiful sentiment x Amanda

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  22. A beautiful card Di, the humming bird is fabulous.
    Kath x

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  23. That's a stunner Di. You surpassed yourself in all that heat. Lovely image, beautifully coloured. Great layout too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  24. Hi Di,
    what a wonderful card and that stamped image of the Humming bird is gorgeous.
    Beautiful design and that sentiment is fantastic.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  25. What a beautiful card Di, I love the delicate colours, and the lovely stamped image and sentiment are perfect together.
    Jean x

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  26. Such a pretty image and beautiful colours, lovely EF and a lovely sentiment, perfect creation.

    Kath x

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  27. Stunning card! Gorgeous colours and I absolutely adore the stamp. The embossed background looks lovely too! Hugs xxx

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  28. This is one of my favorite images, Di, and I love your design layout and colors! You've really made that hummer come alive!! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. What a lovely card Di,

    Lilian

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  30. Stunning card, love the image.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  31. Wonderful creation. Love the embossed background.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  32. super cute image and great background.
    hugs xx

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  33. That is a beautiful card. I love the embossing folder and the image. The sentiment is a great one for a graduate and I bet she loved this card.

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  34. What a beautiful graduation card, wonderful image and it looks fabulous with the embossed background xx

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  35. What a beautiful card for a graduation and very different. The sentiment is just perfect too. Barbxx

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