Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friend's Graduation

This card is for one of my good friend's college graduation. I used my newest House-Mouse stamp. These mice are just too cute! :)

I made the flower myself with Crinkle ribbon. And like always, the image was colored with Prismacolor pencils. I thought the background paper was very pretty and perfect for this card.. It actually looks shimmery in real life, and you can see it on the close-up that follows. 

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There's a great deal of Diamond Glaze on the bottle to make it look more like glass/that it has liquid in there. And some Fun Flock on the towel to make it feel more.. like a towel. :D Here are the close-ups:

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Here's the inside of the card. Lots of graduation hats made from clear Judikins shrink plastic! It's so awesome... I just love watching how the flat piece of plastic shrinks and thickens under my heat gun. :D Earlier, I've had a problem with the stamped image transferring a little onto the other side of the card after the card has been closed for a while. To prevent this from happening again, I put a thin layer of Diamond Glaze over each shrink plastic hat. :) I really hope it'll work.

The red background paper is also shimmery, and the stamped borders and the book are embossed. The book was colored with Prismacolors. :) Oh and the book and cap are actually both on one rubber stamp... I just separated them for this design. :)

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And I just can't leave out a close-up of a graduation hat... I think they are so cute here! :)

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That's all. Thanks for stopping by! :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Products I used:
  • Stamps: House Mouse - Friendly breeze; Inkadinkado - All about borders; Northwoods rubber stamps - Open book with cap
  • Inks: Memories - black; Distress - vintage photo; Colorit - black
  • Stampendous! - Fun flock
  • Denami clear embossing powder
  • Crinkle ribbons 
  • Judikins shrink plastic
  • PrismaColor pencils, Gelly Roll pens 
  • Beacon's 3-in-1 glue, Scotch dot roller, foam tape, Diamond glaze


  1. Love your take on the challenge. What better way to celebrate graduation than to head to the beach for some rest and relaxation after all that hard work. Love the little graduation caps too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  2. WHAT AN ADORABLE IMAGE!!! Hadnt seen this one yet! I Love the colors and the way you've added glaze to the liquid and flock for the beach towel! Just brilliant!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! Hope to see you playing along with us again next time! :)

  3. I love your use of texture on this card! Great flower :)

    You should enter this over at Getting Cricky for the Summer Fun challenge!
    Tell her I (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit) sent you!


  4. What a great card. You really took a lot of trouble to make it look really wonderful.

  5. What a fabulous card, I love that image and your glazing and flower soft treatment are wonderful. Gorgeous colouring and such sweet little graduation hats!!

    So glad you could join us at the Mouse Mouse & Friends Monday challenge,
    Heather xx

  6. Wonderfully fun details you have added to make this image so special! Esp love that fuzzy towel! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

  7. Love that image, these mice are so funny! Love the little graduation hats too. Thanks for joining us at HM&F this time.

    Kat x

  8. Oh such Fabulous card, love the flocking on the towel. Gorgeously colored, aren't these mice just so fun to color? Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations hope you join us again this week.

  9. What a fabby card - love the colours and how youve glazed and fluffed up the image - thanks for joining us at HM&F this week.
    Gill GDT for HM&F for July

  10. Great card. Love your creation. Thank you so much for joining us over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  11. Fun flock, giggle. wish i could feel it, that was always my favorite about your cards. i love reading how much you enjoy your heat gun, haha!


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