Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Excellence is an Attitude {MFTWSC23}

It's time for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #23!

My friend needed a graduation card so naturally I volunteered. After gathering a little information (the graduate is a brunette and the school colours are reddish maroon, blue and white) to better personalize the card, I set to work.

Pure Innocence-Graduation Girl is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics. I used a mix of October Afternoon patterned papers to get the red and blue and ended up using cream instead of white, but I still think it's adorable!

I wanted to add some stars (cut out with my stacking stars die-amics) but they seemed kinda plain so I added a little glitter to the center of a couple of them and that really made a difference!

The strip from the First Place Award Ribbon die-namic was perfect for creating the horizontal accent and I added the open bracket border along the bottom.

I had shown the set to my friend and she wanted the largest sentiment, so I knew it would have to go on the inside. I used the notebook edge die-namic to cut the inside cream layer then stamped another little graduate to accompany the sentiment.

Here are all the sketchy details:

There's a prize each week for one participant, chosen at random. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week a keyword is assigned to the sketch, and this week's keyword is MFTWSC23. All you need to do to enter is upload your card to the gallery at Splitcoast and enter the given keyword in the keyword box during the upload process. After the deadline (noon Eastern on Tuesday) we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!
Be sure to head over to Kim's Blog to view the entire list of design team participants...there's plenty of inspiration for you with today’s sketch!

And the dies I used today:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Gabby said...

Very cute card! Love all the stars and sparkle! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

she is so adorable, love how you used this dp and the cute p.i.

StampOwl said...

awesome color combo

Kim O'Connell said...

I always love how you do the INSIDES of your cards, too, and this is no exception! So cute!

Joanne B. said...

This is TOTALLY adorable. Great job!

Kelley said...

Wonderful card! I need to make six today and you have given me ideas. Thank you.

Leslie said...

Perfectly sweet! I love the glitter in the middle of the star and the notebook edged paper on the inside!!

Danni said...

Love the red, white and blue!! Great card!

Evette K. said...

You have created a stunning graduation card!! What girl at any age wouldn't want to receive this!! I know I would. LOL and I am 59. Keep these terrific cards coming. we love them.

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO cute!! Love it!!

Crafty Cath said...

Oh Lordy this is so cute! I love stars - they always catch my eye and this red, white, and blue number is awesome!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This just makes me happy! PERFECTION!!

Margarita said...

I'm new to all this! I absolutely love your work!!! Such talent! I also wonder what size cards you make. Thanks!