Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pointing to the Grad

I designed this card for the My Favorite Things Challenge to create a card that wasn't a square - thinking 'outside the box'. I love this Back to School set (none of the MFT figures have heads so don't think that I cut this one off!) The Blackboard even has a little eraser in the lower right hand corner - can you see it?? I love that little detail! I colored my "black"board green as I thought that looked more colorful on the card and stamped a 1$ Michaels sentiment stamp on it using embossing ink and white embossing powder. I attached the cut out board to a thin piece of corkboard just to make it stand out a bit. I found a graduation cap on clip art in Microsoft Word that I printed and then enlarged to get the outlines of the graduation cap. It's in 2 pieces and mounted to a white base. I paper pieced the dress on the teacher using a piece of DP and colored her cuffs, shoes arms and legs with Prismacolor markers. The tassle is a braided bookmark that I had in my stash wrapped around a big brad. I did faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. I didn't win the competition but I had fun making this graduation card and I really like how it came out!
I'd love to have you comment on my card - click comment below!

1 comment:

JAR said...

How cute cute!! I love it! Great blog too!!