A Graduation Card, All Things Unity and CAS-ual Fridays
Seems like forever since I made and posted a card! A bad cold does nothing for your creativity, I've decided. Plus, it seems to be dreary and rainy so much lately, and I like natural light for crafting. However, I'm almost over the cold, and there was just barely enough bright(ish) weather today to make a graduation card that I need for next week.
I don't have any graduation-specific stamps, but owls are often used to symbolize graduating, so I inked up this little guy from Unity's Mix-Up of Cuteness set. It's the first time he's seen ink, so this card qualifies for the current All Things Unity challenge (ATU #31) to break out Unity stamps that haven't been used before. The graduation theme means this also fits the current theme challenge at CAS-ual Fridays (CFC4). I took advantage of the ten minutes of sunshine today to colour him with Prismacolor pencils. I drew the mortarboard and cut it out of a paintchip -- it provided the right amount of gloss for the look I wanted. Besides, how can I resist a Mickey's head paintchip called "Mickey's Pants"? I used maraschino baker's twine for the tassel and to tie the rice paper diploma, since McGill's colours are red and white. The recipient of this card is graduating with a degree in English and Drama, so I used a page from A Midsummer Night's Dream as the background. (Thanks, Google Books!) It's a simple card, but it makes me smile!
Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Disney paintchip, rice paper, Unity Mix-Up of Cuteness, Versafine onyx black ink, Prismacolor pencils, Twinery maraschino baker's twine, black brad, dimensionals