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


Sid said...

Fab card !!

Jackie said...

Superb card, love your tassel :o)
Jackie xx

Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful graduation card. Love the black and white and the tassel is just scrumptious.
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Sue said...

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

Jules said...

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

Hannelie said...

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

debby4000 said...

Brilliant Graduation card.

Suze Bain said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous graduation card Viv


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Brilliant card Viv and well done to Katie! Susan x

Gemma said...

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

Sue said...

Fabulous card for a clever girl.
Sue xx

Carole said...

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.

Irish Cherokee said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome card Viv
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Jac said...

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

Skylark said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Viv said...

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

Sarah Gray said...

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

Paper Junkie said...

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

Sarah said...

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!

Anne said...

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
LIM Designer

Deborah Adams said...

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

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

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

Hazel said...

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

Isobel said...

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

rachel said...

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

Angela said...

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