Thursday, 20 October 2011

For the Graduate - Card Patterns Sketch #137

for the graduate button detail

Well, Autumn has definitely arrived here in the UK - Brrrrr!! The temperature has fallen and yesterday I braved the hail storm to collect the children from school & then take them to their Karate class. On the upside, I had a little time to 'get inky' and create a colourful card for the Card Patterns sketch challenge #137

Here's the sketch:

and my card.....

for the graduate cardpatterns#137

I decided to make my own bespoke background by stamping images from Giga Guide Lines and For the Graduate onto white cardstock and then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix Plaid embossing folder to give it a little extra texture. The beautiful red satin ribbon, royal blue dot ribbon and darling little gingham red button are all from The Ribbon Reel

Thanks so much for visiting and looking at my card today. Have a wonderful week all of you :)

Big Hugs,

Helen x x

Stamps: For the Graduate; Giga Guide Lines - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Paris Dusk, Danube Blue - Memento; Real Red - Stampin Up
Embellishments: Cream silk ribbon - from stash; Red Satin 1.6cm, Royal Blue dot; mini tartan button - The Ribbon Reel
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
Sizzix Plaid Embossing Folder
Cardstock: Shillbrook crafts - White; Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cuttlebug, red adhesive gems - Kaisercraft, red stickles, dimensional foam adhesive


Jenny said...

Pretty card - love the dot ribbon!

whoistracy said...

So sweet Helen! Love these colors together for a graduation card. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Helen! Love the mat stack set, I've ordered this set so hopefully will arrive soon! Love the little star in the middle of the bow, such a fun happy card!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love your background design and the colors are fabulous!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!