WOW, what an honor to be part of the 100th challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary! That's right, Connie & Mary are celebrating 100 challenges today with an extra special challenge featuring blog candy! Be sure to check out all the details over at CCMC. Your challenge? Make a project featuring:
- A Celebration Theme AND
- Your Favorite DSP from the main SU catalog AND
- BONUS (if you want) use Banners or Pennants
Woohoo, a triple treat card! I kept this fabulous sketch from a previous Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge just for today's project...it was perfect for incorporating the banner element!
With June just around the corner, I decided to use a Graduation celebration as my theme and turned to My Digital Studio for the hybrid elements of my card:
Of course I love Stampin' Up designer paper--all the patterns and colors are just fabulous. But, I really love the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack for their value and endless versatility. Because they are available in each color family, it's a great way to ensure you've always got the color you need! I used the Brights Collection for my trio of banners in Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. The Neutrals stack provided the Basic Black striped paper that lends a formal look. I printed the sentiment and the fun row of graduating feet in MDS using the Go Graduate set. For the sentiment, I cut the paper down to 2 1/2" wide and put just the top half into my 2 1/2" circle punch to create the rounded top. Love it for a different look!
After I printed the graduates in their funny footwear, I realized that it made a perfect border across the front! I colored their shoes, with a blender pen and ink, to match the designer paper. Doesn't that ric-rack trim echo the banners nicely? That was just a scrap in my Basic Black bag 'o'scraps!
I created the mortarboard out of a 1" square of Basic Black cardstock, a Daffodil Delight brad and some Whisper White Baker's Twine. Cute?!
Lastly, I printed a sentiment and the flying mortarboards from the same Go Graduate set for the inside "coloring" the hats in Real Red, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight.
So, what do you think? Let's Celebrate! Come on over to Create with Connie & Mary to check out all the wonderful creations from the Design Team and find out how you can win BLOG CANDY! Be sure to wish Connie & Mary success on another 100 challenges! Thanks for stopping by today, friends.
Stamps: Go Graduate (MDS)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point CS; Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack (Brights & Neutrals)Extras: Tasteful Trim die; Designer Brads (brights); White Baker's Twine; 2 1/2" Circle Punch; 1 1/4" Square punch (to flag the banner ends)