Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graduation Celebration!!!

One of my good friends from grade school (ok, ok, I've actually known her since pre-school!) is graduating from medical school in a week, and I wanted to make her a graduation card. I didn't want to make it too girly, because that's just not her. I also didn't want it too cutsie because this is medical school, not high school! Ok, so this is what I made!

The hardest part of this card was making the background paper. I used three different inks and the brayer and heat embossing to get the effect I wanted. First I brayered some light yellow in a couple of spots, leaving some white on the paper. Then I brayered gray over some other areas. Next came the heat embossing. I stamped the graduation cap from Stampin' Up set Sketch an Event in versamark ink and embossed with a clear powder. When that had cooled I brayered a stripe of purple over the center. I think it came out pretty well! :)

I used some dp on the left side, and some coordinating purple and yellow for the card and the mat for the words. The Congrats Graduate sentiment came from a clear stamp starter kit purchased from a dollar store. The Believe sentiment came from another Stampin' Up set called Dreams and Dragons.

I entered this card into these challenges:

Pink Elephant - yellow, dp and buttons
Cupcake Craft - Buttons
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special

I just want to wish my good friend the best of luck throughout her residency and her whole career! You are awesome! Congratulations!


  1. This is awesome, Kendra!!! Those button accents are PERFECT!!! Thanks for playing along with TOtally Stampalicious!!!

  2. great card,love the design thanks for joining us at creative inspriations this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  3. Beautiful Card thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week.Hope to see you tomorrow for new challenge.
    hugs judex

  4. Your background paper is wonderful!! Looks like it was definitely worth the effort to create it!!! Very pretty card!

  5. What an elegant card! Thanks for creating with us @ TPE.

  6. a gorgeous card. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  7. as usual, you outdo yourself. the work that goes into these cards is impressive; you make medical school sound like a walk in the park. :)
    -K the not crafty one