It's time again to play along with the CASology challenge. Here's this week's cue card:
I had a couple of ideas floating through my head....
This first card is actually the second card I made for the challenge. I used a Memory Box die to cut the flower from a white panel. I colored the flowers with Copics, adding some shadows on the blooms. I cut the panel slightly smaller than I usually do so that I could add a scalloped border from some peachy colored card scraps. After coloring the flowers, I inserted them back into the panel I cut them from and put some double sided tape on the back of the panel to hold them in place. The sentiment is from PTI. I rounded the right side corners of the panel and the card base, then pop dotted the panel on the white card base.
This second card was actually the first card I made for the challenge, but I wasn't completely happy with the results of my experiment. I stamped the image on linen card stock with a very light sand ink, then colored the image with Copics. I was aiming for a water color look, but I don't think I quite got that. I scored two lines across the bottom and punched the edge with a scallop punch. A punched three more scalloped edges in two shades of pink and adhered them behind the white panel. The sentiment is stamped in sepia ink and is a PTI sentiment. I pop dotted the white panel onto a white card base after rounding the corners of the panel and the card base.
Now....my surprise card....
We have a granddaughter graduating this year and I wanted to make her something special. I searched online for something unique and found instructions for this card at www.JillsInk.com. (I can't seem to link directly to the card, but the tutorial was posted on 4/10/13 and is called a graduation cap money card). If you want it and can't find it, let me know and I can get you the instructions. I stuck pretty true to her directions...and it's super easy to put together. I cut the "2013" in burgundy on my Cameo, then cut and outline shadow from gold foil paper. I added tiny strips of the gold foil paper to the edges of the "hat". I made the tassel from embroidery floss and attached it to the "hat" before finishing up the inside of the hat. The photo below shows how the card looks opened up.
As you can see, under the "hat" there's a cute little pocket made for slipping in a little cash or a check. I never know what to get teenagers these day...but I do know that they all love cash! The sentiment I stamped inside of the card is from SU.
Well, that's my surprise card...and I hope it's a nice surprise for our granddaughter!
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