My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hi Everyone,

There are lots of summer holidays looming ahead, and this latest release at DRS Designs has got you covered for all of them. For my card share today, I thought I would show off a graduation card. I had my own niece in mind when I made it, since she will be graduating from OSU in June. I would like to say that she's looking forward to leaving the books behind, but she's got 4 more years after this. She's on her way to being a pharmacist. We're so proud of her :) Anyway.... Here is my card:

I used the Retro Star Burst stamp to create the background and the Vertical ConGRADulations sentiment panel was lined with a punched border that sort of looks like a note book page. I colored the Teacher Tools with my Copic markers, and layered it on the Circle Spiro which I colored to match. It's hard for me to consider a card finished without a bit of bling, so boom, had to add a few gems....lol!

Thanks for peeking in and have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Creative Mondays-Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Memento, Markers: Copic, Punch: EK Success, Nesties, Gems from my supplies.


Brenda said...

What a cute design - great coloring too!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love that punch with school themed projects. Great design. Congrats to your niece too!

Lindsey said...

Fun card! I like the grey bg with the punches of colour. Perfect for a grad card! (Even if the teacher in me cringes a little at the spelling! :P)

Chris said...

Great design and I like the swirl around your main image...sets it off perfectly! Thank you so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenge!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all your school-themed details Karin - perfect Grad card!

1CardCreator said...

Wonderful card Karin, you must be so proud of your niece! Sure she will love your card too.

Monica said...

Love the colouring and the colour combo.

Monica xxx

Amanda R said...

Congrats to your niece! Lovely card, especially that circular stamp behind the image and your coloring is awesome!

Julie Z said...

Love the colors & design! Really great card Karin! Love it! And I'm sure your niece will too!

TannyP said...

Oh my word! That is a fabulous card. Your use of the bling is perfectly sparkling and the stamps are all perfect choices.

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