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:

Liz said...

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

Pat said...

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

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful card :) the bird is so pretty

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

Christine Alexander said...

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

Stir Your Creativity said...

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

Megan J said...

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

Jane Willis said...

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

Maria Illsley said...

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

Sharon said...

Lovely card, I love the humming bird design xxx

Aquarius said...

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

brenda said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

Swissie said...

So beautiful, Di!
Hugs, LIv

Lia said...

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

Carole said...

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

Heidi Stamps said...

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.

Sandra H said...

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

Sue said...

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

Cara said...

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

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card, what a beautiful sentiment x Amanda

Kath said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

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.

Jean said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Fiki said...

Lovely card!

Craftychris said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Lillianb said...

What a lovely card Di,

Lilian

Chantal said...

Stunning card, love the image.
Hugs, Chantal S

Eemeli said...

Wonderful creation. Love the embossed background.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Tina Z. said...

super cute image and great background.
hugs xx

Brenda in IN said...

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.

KandA said...

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

Barb said...

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