Friday, June 29, 2012


The little girls Sunday School Teacher is graduating from Grade 12 and going on to University in the Fall. I made this card as a thank-you to her from the little girls.
The challenge this fortnight at The Poodles Parlour is cute and cuddly. And the sponsors are Milk n' Coffee and The Digi Garden. So many great ways to win, and you can enter up to 3 times too!
I used a Milk n' Coffee sponsor image, Charlotte at Paper Ship, and colored her using my Prismacolor pencils. I colored her dress with a black opaque marker, I wanted it to look like a shiny Grad gown. Stickles on the flowers and butterfly and glossy accents on the water added the finishing touches. I used my B00 Frost Blue Copic to add the blue dots around the image. I used my Coluzzle circle for the image and the mat (still without access to my Silhouette, had to go old school, lol). I saw a side easel card and really liked the look so I googled the term and found this YouTube tutorial. I made mine 5 1/2" x 11". Then scored it at 5 1/2" so that mine was just a square. My dp's were cut to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and then I just cut the rose paper in half from corner to corner for my upper triangle. For my sentiment, I found a grad cap image and printed it out with my sentiment on it. I then hand cut (gasp) it out. I popped it up on pop dots to use it as my stopper on the bottom. Added ribbon, flowers and gems to finish it off.
My sentiment reads:
When you pass through the waters I will be with you
Isaiah 43:2
I thought it really suited not only my image but a Graduation card too.
My lessons learned: My opaque markers also wet my plain cardstock and pill it.
I look forward to seeing your creations!
I would like to share my card at:
The Crafty Pad more than one fold, closes July 1,
Word Art Wednesday inspirational quote, closes July 4,
Delightful Challenges celebrations, closes July 5,
Fussy and Fancy Challenge fancy fold, closes July 12,
Little Miss Muffet sparkle, closes July 12


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Barb! I'm so SUPER excited to have you joining us at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for sharing this adorable and bright card. Your participation in our challenge is a tremendous blessing to me, and I hope you enjoy playing along. Our Design Team always LOVES having new participants, and I hope you will come back each week and share your beautiful art with us.
Your family is absolutely beautiful - such a blessing from God.
Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, and please continue to join us!
Have a blessed week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Joey said...

Fantastic card! love the colour and the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

JoanieMc said...

An awesome card. I love the design and image. Great idea.
Thanks for playing in the Crafty Pad Challenge.


Sazzle said...

Fab card Barb, love your design and colour scheme as well as your great fancy fold :-)

Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and fancy for our fancy folds challenge and good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image and vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xxx

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card! I love your image & the sentiment is just lovely!
Thanks for playing in the More Than One Fold Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you're a lucky winner or are selected for our Top 5
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a lovely card to give your girls' Sunday School Teacher I'm sure she will treasure it. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 'Celebration' Challenge at Delightful Challenges, hugs Susan x

PS Many years ago I lived not far from you in Regina x

Debra Miller said...

Love this fancy fold. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet. Deb

krcmasterpiece said...

You have some really cute girls!

Your card is bright & fun.

Thanks for playing @ Word Art Wednesday!

Wendy Swenne said...

Cute card. Love the different look to it. Which I mean the size of it. The most cards are square or rectangular. I love this form!

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW!


Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

What a nice shaped card. Great job.
thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely creation and design.
  Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life