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, April 9, 2013

Live the Life You've Imagined

Hi Everyone,
The time has come for me to start thinking about graduations. The high schools don't usually get out until June, but I know that both of my nieces are done with their college semesters in less than a month. That's when all the announcements start hitting my mailbox, so I want to be on top of things this year.
So with that, I present you with my first graduation card of the year made with my stamps from
DRS Designs. The background was made by stamping the Graduation Background (so adorable with all the caps and diplomas flying around!) and coloring it in with my Copic markers. I used just the Argyle Diamond stamp (it's the one that pairs up with the Argyle background stamp) and made that border along the bottom.
I inked up the Go Confidently Graduation Greeting and used a baby wipe to take off the ink from the first two words and colored them in with a red marker before stamping it. It was then die cut and I added three gems for some bling. Finally, the graduation cap embellishment was made with a square punch, brad and a bit of embroidery floss.

There are only a couple of days left in our "Paper Flowers" challenge and then Thursday starts with an all new one!

Have a great day!


Monica said...

Hello Karin,
This Grad card is super - I like the neat look of it and yet so dimensional with the hat and the brad and floss. The way you highlighted Go Confidently is so clever. And the sentiment is wow.
Monica xxx

Judy said...

OH..I so love this. What a great message, and beautifully presented!


Brenda said...

What a great graduation card!

Lindsey said...

Excellent card, Karin! I have two grad cards to make this spring, so thank you for the inspiration!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very pretty card,Love the sentiment...

Julie Z said...

Love how you did the saying two tone. And your balance of color with black & white is perfect! Great card Karin!

Amanda R said...

I love that graduation cap, brilliant!

E. Marie said...

A wonderful graduation card with a great message. Love the little grad cap!!

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