Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Graduation Card

The challenge at Impression Obsession is "You Did It!" & it's about to close. I do need a card for hubby's grandson who is graduating from high school this year.  The school colors are purple & gold, so I began my using the Watercolor Smooshing technique with Distress Ink dusty concord on a strip of heavy weight white cardstock.  I purposely allowed for a bit of white to show.  After drying it with my heat gun I gold embossed the IO star (may be discontinued) & mounted the panel to my card front.  The sentiment from IO Follow Your Heart was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  I used a VersaMark pen & the same gold embossing powder to color in the 2 words.  This quote seems so appropriate for someone embarking on the rest of their life where making choices is no longer up to parents.  I know teenagers make choices, but it's different after you finish high school.  I added one additional trimmed out star & the Happy Graduation will go inside.  
Our first Rhododendron has bloomed, so thought I'd share a picture. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog.


22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful sentiment! Love this gold stars and the popped out one especially!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the color combination!

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  3. Oh man, it's a great card, but it's the rhododendron that catches my eye. We still have snow on the ground...wait, it snowed last Friday. lol!

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  4. what a great graduation card for your grandson, greta! love how you highlighted the words with the gold embossing!

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  5. I think this is perfect for hubby's grandson and I love the gold stars!! Sure wish we had more things blooming, So far only the pretty little crocus and daffodils have shown their faces!

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  6. Fabulous card and an even more fabulous sentiment!

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  7. Love that quote! Perfect grad card...

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  8. I absolutely love your card Greta!! It's perfect for the occasion! I love how you coloured that quote too! Your Rhodies are gorgeous ... they haven't flowered here yet ... They are such a stunning flower when they bloom ...

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  9. What a great card for a guy graduation. I like that you made it in the school colors. The sentiment is great. We have two graduations this summer so I'd better start looking through my stamps.

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  10. Wonderful inking and sentiment!

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  11. Beautiful bg watercolour with the gold. Great quote. Thank you for sharing the lovely flowers!

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  12. Gorgeous card! The gold stars--so happy!

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  13. A wonderful graduation card with the gold stars! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous rhododendron photo...so pretty! I'm still waiting for my tulips to bloom!:-)

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  14. What a great graduation card, Greta! Love it. And, your rhododendron is so pretty. It is the state flower of West Virginia where I was born and raised. Love their pretty blooms.

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  15. Really great graduation card for a guy! I love your background and the gold stars are perfect! And what a wonderful sentiment! Awesome card, Greta!

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  16. OH, I love this card, Greta!
    And, I sure like the design!
    Beautifully done!

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  17. This is a perfect graduation card, Greta! I agree that the sentiment is so true for graduates!

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  18. That starry sky looks amazing :)

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  19. What a perfect quote for a grad card! Love the purple & gold together too. And flowers....lucky duck!

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  20. Great grad quote, lovely layout as well Greta.

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  21. Such a handsome, personalized card with the purples and gold, Greta! The young grad will adore this, as do I! Definitely 'guy' great! Your blooming flowers...oh my! Stunning!
    Hugs~c

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