|2nd Version-May Card Club|
|See the shimmer?|
|Final Version-Graduation Invite|
I spotted a group pic of some cards over on Becky Roberts blog which you can see here. First I made my card almost identical to the one I saw in her pic. I was thinking of using it for my son's graduation invites - first pic. Once I made it though I decided it would be good to do the girl thing to it - second pic (used this for May Stamp Club). Even with all the gray and white, I think it turned out pretty. For the flower I used the Big Blossom punch from Stampin' Up. I learned to make it over at Splitcoast Stampers from their weekly newsletter - third pic. The scallop petals gave the card so much more character, don't you think? There are about 5 layers of punched flowers crumpled, opened up and joined with a brad. Then I crumpled them again and inked up the edges. I moved the layers around a little as I inked them until I was satisfied with the way it looked. I alternated the pattern paper to add interest to the flower as well. I used a Clear Stamp set for the sentiment and added some organdy ribbon (Hobby Lobby). I also used Stampin' Up's Note die (as well as their card stock). Of course, I had to add Stampin' Up's Champagne Mist over the whole thing. Don't you just love the shimmery effect? I reworked the card again and came up with the third card shown as the graduation invite for my son (minus the glitter). All I did there was turn the card to a landscape view and add the grad cap and stars with pop dots, a strip of black ribbon and a couple of bling dots to dress it up a bit. I'm pretty happy with the end result. I may have to rework it again just for fun to see what I can come up with.