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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Foil Graduation Card

Hello, everyone! With spring finally here along with it comes yard work and planting. And that's what I've been doing. It's also time for graduations and that's the theme I chose for my project for the "Anything Goes" challenge at The Outlawz, with an option to incorporate tin foil or metal into the challenge.

I started out with creating my base card in ivory card stock. Next, I cut a panel in tin foil slightly smaller than the front of my base card and matted it with card stock to make it sturdier. I then used a Spellbinders Classic Ovals die to cut out the center. Next, I embossed it with a Darice Wood Grain folder and sponged it with Stazon Timber Brown ink.

Without adhering this wood grain embossed panel, I centered it on the front of my base card in order to have a precise placement position where I would be stamping my tree branch image (from GKD Celebrate the Season) in order that it would show through the oval opening. Having marked the area lightly, my next step was to color the tree branch stamp with Memento markers, "huff" on it and then stamp it on my base card where marked. The apple images (from GKD The Giving Tree) were stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and then Glossy Accents was applied to give them a shine. This being completed, the foil panel was then adhered to the base with dimensionals, making sure the oval was centered over the tree branch image.

The studious owl is a Stitchy Bear digital stamp which was colored with Copics and then popped on to my card. The sentiment, which I thought was most befitting, is a quote from Albert Einstein and was computer generated. The greeting was also computer generated. To add a little extra something I stamped the apple image on the sentiment panel as well. Finally, the sentiment label was cut with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six and sponged around the edges before being removed from the die and popped on with dimensionals.

There is still plenty of time to join this week's challenge at The Outlawz. We would love to see your fabulous creations. Remember, it's always "anything goes" with an optional twist. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #133 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  - Challenge May 20-26 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #36 - One for the Guys
613 Avenue Create -   Challenge #72 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #41 - Anything Goes


Gail said...

That is one awesome card!

caroline said...

great card, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
caroline dt

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A really super grad card. We like to see your wonderful art here at Word Art Wednesday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. God Bless, Carole

haththi said...

Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the heart. Good Luck! hugs Angelie

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love everything about it.

Judy Woodland said...

Super cute care Olga. It's perfect for graduation. I love the little owl, and the apples are a perfect touch. Really nice!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Cathy P. said...

What a gorgeous graduation card! All of the details are lovely! Thanks for linking it with us at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Cathy xx

Helen said...

Love it - that background is so effective.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful graduation card. Love the use of the foil. This is so gorgeous...Love the the colors of your DP and that contrasting color of the butterfly really made it pop. So lovely! We are so blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week and hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with an encouragement from Psalm 119:50 which says, "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Hugs and blessings...