Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Red and Bermuda Bay GRAD card

Finally!  I'm getting my card made and posted for last week's Splitcoast stampers challenges.  This is for the color challenge to use Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Kraft along with ledger paper for dessert.  Also, Thursday's ways to use it was about using paint.  I love to paint chipboard so I cut these letters out of lightweight chipboard with my Cricut and coarsely painted them.  The card is 5 1/2" square.

Project Notes:
  • Letters:  Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, Shadow letters 2".  For the chipboard, I use 6 depth and maximum pressure settings.
  • I painted most of the letters with a light coat of acrylic red paint then dabbed a bit more on in places.  The chipboard had a little texture to it which helped the effect.
  • The ribbon is stapled with the Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz.  I've had this for just a few weeks and know why now everyone raves about it.  Perfect size for cards.
This card goes to Megan who graduates from high school in a few days.  I remember when she was born!  It really doesn't seem like 18 years ago!  When you start getting invited to your friends children's graduations, you have apparently hit one of those 'age' moments in life.  Those seem to be coming along more frequently.  Yesterday, I was shopping for a dress to wear to a cousin's wedding (I made her Christening gown when I was in college!) and didn't like what I saw in the mirror.  When did my body start changing like that??? Am I having my mid-life crisis?  Do I get to buy a convertible now?  There has to be an up side.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Office Accruement, Congrats by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
DSP and Cork:  Pink Paislee's 365 Degrees
Ledger DSP: Blueline from Basics collection by Basic Grey
Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay by SU!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card, Lisa. Megan will love it.

    Yup time does march on. My 4th and final son will be graduating from HS next week. Definitely an "age moment in life".

    Your next one is being invited to your friend's children's WEDDINGS! heheh


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