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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Graduation Cards for Bloggers's Challenge



The Graduate

It's bloggers challenge and I am a little late this week.  Lisa Somerville, our group moderator, gave us the challenge to create Graduation Cards.  It just so happened I needed cards for two very special gals..who have  very different personalities..  Grab a coffee and take a tour HERE to view what other challenge players created.
Both cards were created using up snippits of backgrounds and pieces stamped waiting to be thrown together into a creation.
The first card is for my glamour gal...The background was created using a Tehnique Junkies Method from Ann Clarke called Alcohol Ink float..this is a very addictive technique using Ranger Alcohol Inks.  I Distressed the Water Color paper with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
The Flower is from Innovative Stamp Creations and is stamped on Vellum and colored on the backside of the Vellum.  
I hand-stitched the ribbon...(bad sewer I am) and gathered the ribbon for a different look..I do not know the name of the company that makes the image  the 'Glamour Girl' is from.  If any of my readers recognize this stamp,  can you e-mail me...I would really appreciate this info, as I have two large sheets of these stamps. 
The Bling Crystals are from Heidi Swapp: Martha's Borders.
The second card is for my rebel gal...image was downloaded from Vintage Clipart.  I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks....Techniques for the Background are, again, from Technique Junkies, Glimmer Mist Water Color Art and Cuttlebug Highlights using Sizzix Texture Plates.  The Flower Stamp is from Clearly Inspired Paper Inspriations (Perfect Paisley - SCS113). I love their stamps, they stamp wonderfully.  The other stamps are from Stampin Up:  Great Grads. 

thanks for stopping by
Connie Paxman

16 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are terrific and I like how each card takes on a personality trait! Adorable!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both cards are just stunning! Wonderful use of color/techniques and images!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You are Rockin' GF! Just luv them both....I luv the hand swen ribbon embelli.....stop enabling me.....

Terry said...

Connie, both are just absolutely gorgeous! Perfect all the way around!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Connie......both recipients will love these cards. Great techniques!!

Sheryl C

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE that Glamour Girl card, it's GORGEOUS!!!!

Tami Black said...

These are awesome and unbelieveable - I wouldn't even dream of attempting! Really neat!

Ida said...

Fabulous cards. I just love how unique and individual you made each card for the recipient.

Beth Norman said...

I can't say enough about how much I love your work. These are so, so gorgeous. Where do you come up with so many awesome cards and layout ideas? You rock!!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...very cool grad cards! I love how you personalized them! Great job...

BarbaraW said...

Awesome cards. The recipients will love them. Love the colors and the layouts. And that ribbon is so cool.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are beautiful Connie! Such a lovely combination of images and techniques! The colors are amazing! Wonderfully done! :D

Riet said...

Hi, Connie.
What a pretty cards, I love the backgrounds, beautiful colors.
And the images are so wonderfull.
Two pieces of art.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I could not leave a comment yeaterday- I will give it a go again! All I can say is WOW! Gorgeous cards!!! I love your eye for color- great images you used! TFS

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

Your cards are gorgeous and your blog is lovely Connie. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.
Deanne
xx

tonistamps said...

I love both of these Connie! Great techniques for each, and I love the images.

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