Tuesday, 21 July 2009

My cousin's graduation card - Magnolia's Edwin

I thought I'd show you the card I made for my cousin's graduation.

I worked hard and long on this card and if you remember I had a hard time picking out the papers and embellies. Nothing seemed to match until I found some things from my old stash (the text paper for instance) to go with the new things I'd bought. I wanted the card to be "graduation-like" which usually means blue/yellow (like the Swedish flag) and a lot of white. I didn't want to overdecorate it with girly stuff like flowers, but since flowers are a big part of graduation (the students get bouquets and other things hung around their necks) I wanted to incorporate some at least. I used a piece of sheer ribbon with the big flower and a yellow bling brad.

I used Edwin (the boy's name) from Magnolia's graduation collection. It was such a great timing since I had no idea what image I would've used otherwise. I used white bling cardstock and a bunch of layers, the blue embossed cardstock is a cuttlebug embossing folder which I absolutely love!

I really wanted to make the card special so he knew it was just made for him, so I used rub-ons to spell out his name and to put the date on the little tags in the corner. Edwin is mounted on a silver mirror card and coloured with promarkers. You will not believe what I managed to do at 3am the day before I was leaving for the graduation:
I was so happy with the outcome of the card and that I had made it on time. I just wanted to add some silver dots on his shoes to make it look like those eyelets you have to thread the laces through. I open up my silver pen and....BLOB. It left a huuuge blob on his whole shoe! I tried to pick it up but it soaked through the paper leaving it all icky. It was beyond repair, so I had to start over and colouring him agian. So this is the second Edwin (actually I coloured a couple before just to see how it would look, but that's a different story) I'm just glad I didn't blob in the middle of the card. I didn't have any extra materials so I wouldn't have been able to make another one exactly the same. It was sooo aggravating. I was done with EVERYTHING, just thought I'd "spruce up" the shoes a bit. Phew, good thing the panel came of too, so I could mount on a new one. I was so close to disaster, lol

The inside of the card - I wanted to write something inspirational besides the usual "congrats". I found this sentiment in Magnolia's graduation line. I found a similar alphabet to the rub-ons and printed the sentiment from the computer.

Anyhee, I'm joining this week's challenge on magnolia licious highlites with this card. They are also having an Edwin based bloghop if you want to check it out.


scrappyjan said...

WOW!!! You doing amazing work!!! janny

Sharon Caudle said...

What an amazing card, Katarina!!! I love the yummy papers you used and Edwin looks fantastic! Your coloring is beautiful!! Great Grad card!! Great card period!!!

Heather x said...

Awesome card, Katarina, great colouring!
Thankyou for visiting my blog today :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Alysabeth said...

Love the layers and colours:o)

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