Monday 21 July 2014

Graduate Number 2

Couple of weeks ago my neighbour's eldest daughter graduated from Edinburgh after obtaining her degree in
Veterinary Science and Medicine.
This week her younger sister also dons her cap and gown as she too graduates (Education) and I was told that the trim on her gown was 'a strawberry colour' so have tried to reflect that with this card!

I had a bit of fun making this, used up a few odd bits of coloured card and paper too.

The black and white card is linen textured and has quite a bit of 'depth' in real life. The red  card is from a Stampin Up pack - don't know what the actual colour is called!

I used a scrap of peach parchment paper for the neckline, added a teeny piece of silver 'beading' and a sparkly gem to make a 'necklace'.

I suppose the 'neckline' of the blouse could have been a bit tidier but the card was a bit thick to get a clean crease  - (hope it doesn't spoil the overall look) and I glued on a couple of tiny buttons from my stash.

Mortar board made with the same cardstock, the Tassel made with embroidery thread, another scrap of cream parchment paper rolled up and tied with the same thread and a PC generated sentiment to finish!

Challenges -
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Pixies Playground - Snippets - week 134
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
CFTH - Anything Goes

Played a bit of catch up today and visited some of your blogs - am still waaay behind though - slowly working through it!
Thanks for looking at today's creation! Appreciate any comments you have too. x


brenda said...

This is fab Viv as is the sentment. Wish I had seen it last week as might have pinched the idea as one of our boys had his Masters graduation at Cambridge Saturday and I really struggled with ideas.

My thoughts are the same as your with the spending spree and what a shame Stevie has made that decision, I hoped he would stay a little longer as I don't think there is a natural replacement for him.

B x

vic said...

Oohh congrats to your neighbours daughter what a fab card it's brilliant :)
Vic x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent grad card Viv. By golly you can't mistake this one for something other than a grad card. Excellent.

Laura W said...

This is the BEST grad card I have seen. I love the details especially the necklace-well done! Thanks for joining Penny's ATG challenge this week-see you Wednesday for a new one :)

Sue said...

Wonderful card for a clever lady.
Sue xx

Carole said...

Very striking and very unusual they were chuffed with it!

Stamps and Paper said...

Great graduation card Viv...such a great design and so clever


Pia S said...

You've been really creative with this design! Love the detail of the necklace. Brilliant!

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Viv. The design and colours look fabulous. I love your attention to detail.
Sue xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Absolutely brilliant Viv, love the necklace.
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, very well thought out. I don't think the neckline detracts from the card at all, it just looks like natural creases :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous graduation card. Brilliant idea and the beige coloured vellum is a great idea for the neckline.

Di said...

Oh Viv - TOP of the class for you! This is absolutely brilliant - you clever, clever girl!! Right down to the necklace - no detail was left out!

Hugs, Di xx

Suze Bain said...

This is just fab Viv, I love how you've done the red sash. Xx

Unknown said...

This is a keep for life project. Thanks for sharing it at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow wow this is a stunning graduation card, so beautifully thought through and designed.
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coops said...

oh wow so stunning viv.what a fantastic design, i love it ;D

xx coops xx

Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous, love the CAS effect, even there is lots, :D. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

Linby said...

Just popped over from the playground, congrats on being featured with this amazing card. Love how you incorporated the colour of the gown and great sentiment too
Linby x

Pat said...

This is a fantastic card Viv and so much detail too. I love the mortar board with the tassel and the necklace and then the little scroll. Absolutely great! x

aussie aNNie said...

Wow awesome card.xThe Journey is the Start