Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Mortar Board!

A quick share of a card I have just handed to my next door neighbour to give to her daughter on Saturday.
The proud parents will be at Edinburgh University watching their eldest graduate having performed exceptionally well and obtained her  degree in Veterinary Medicine and Science. So well done to Katie!

The background script stamp is from Indigo Blu (I think) and the 'Congratulations' sentiment was a freebie from a magazine.
Stamped both in versafine black then mounted onto black cardstock.

The mortar board was made from black card which is slightly corrugated so has a 'ripple' fabric effect - looks quite good in real life even though I do say so myself!

I made the tassel from some embroidery thread and the polka dot ribbon was recycled from a card I received for my own birthday!
Made a little 'diploma', tied it with twine and secured to another piece of the same black card.

I found a free sentiment some time ago perfect for Graduation cards from desert diva - it reads -
 "Ending? This is only the beginning!"
 - Perfect!

Challenges -
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Stamp
Less is More - recycle
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment - No patterned paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Been a warm, humid day here today - got all my washing dry... trouble is now I have to do the ironing!!!
Thanks for stopping by! x

30 comments:

  1. Superb card, love your tassel :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. A wonderful graduation card. Love the black and white and the tassel is just scrumptious.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. This is gorgeous Viv. The design is so stylish. I love all your detailing especially the mortar board that you made.
    Sue xx

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  4. Hi Viv

    A brilliant card. Loving the textured mortar board. I'm sure Katie will love it too.

    I can have a little brag today .. .. caught up with all my ironing last night!! Woo hoo!!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. Thanks Viv for the link!I just love the detail on your card! Perfect for the occasion!

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  6. Brilliant Graduation card.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. A super card Viv. How exciting to be starting a new chapter in life! Xx

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  8. Fabulous graduation card Viv

    Anne

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  9. Brilliant card Viv and well done to Katie! Susan x

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  10. Lovely congratulations card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #7
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

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  11. Fabulous card for a clever girl.
    Sue xx

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  12. What a fantastic card Viv! I love how you have recycled and created. brings back memories of my son's graduation day and as you say It is only the beginning!! Brilliant card...proud parents and clever daughter.

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  13. This should be framed and hung on the wall right next to her diploma. What a fantastic job you did.

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  14. This is fantastic, a perfect graduation card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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  15. Lovely graduation card Viv. I have an iris-folded pattern that I adapted which I like to use for any graduation cards I need to make. Stef

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  16. Brilliant graduation card Viv...Well done to Katie!
    Wendy xx

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  17. Fabulous graduation card and your recycled ribbon just fits perfectly
    Thanks for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is more

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  18. Oooh fab card Viv, I'm sure Katie will love it too, well done to her :) Viv xx

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  19. Such a great graduation card - love all of the great details! The mortar board looks fab, great tassle :)

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  20. Lovely design Viv - what a clever girl - she deserves something special like this card. X

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  21. I love your card! I's sure the graduate will too! The diploma in the corner is a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

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  22. Viv this is stunning! Not a lot of 'white space' but with the recycled element it fits our challenge to a T, super graduate card
    Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer
    x

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  23. Great Graduation card. :D Love the way you made the tassel and the hat. :D
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments No Design Paper Challenge.
    Deborah CS GDT

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  24. Very clever project. Love the tassel and hat too. xx

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  25. Love the monochrome - just right for the theme. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  26. Great card
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore

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  27. a lovely card - great black and white and fab theme! Thanks for joining us at Imagination crafts this month! Hugs rachel x

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  28. Viv, this is a great card for your next door neighbor's daughter!

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