Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Cards

I liked the Crazy 4 Challenges card sketch quite a bit, and my friend liked it too so she ordered a 2nd card. I didn't think I had enough paper to do another exactly the same, so I made some changes. We both like this one better than the first one. I did end up finding enough paper to do another card like the first and I may even be able to do another with this paper, too.


I also have a co-worker who is graduating from college in May so I decided I'd make her a card, too. This is a sketch design that I'm sure other people have come up with, but I like to think "I" designed this card. LOL! Maybe - maybe not. I have no idea. I see so many cards and card ideas out there that it's really impossible to decide if I thought of it or not. I know the card I made my nephew last year was similar to this and I thought at the time that I'd "created" it, too.



I cut the mortar board from the Wild Card cartridge at 1.25 inches and trimmed off the extra piece that would have made it a card. I made the tassel from red and black thread that I wrapped around a nail file and then tied it and cut the other end. It's attached with an iRock stone. Then, I highlighted the brim with gold glitter pen.  I actually think it's quite nice. The inside will say "congratulations". Hard to tell, but that's ribbon under the red hat.

I could see myself trying to sell graduation cards with the school colors of choice. The mortarboard paper only comes in black and white. I've also seen it in silver but not recently. The colors for this school are black and red, so this worked out well.

6 comments:

Trisha said...

You always make such great cards :) That first one is just so cute!!

caterpillar said...

These are such nice cards!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You card people are so clever!

Silver Strands said...

I love those cards Teresa! Very, nice. And I love making cards too ... it's sort of therapeutic, dont you think?!

Pat said...

These are beautiful. It shows that a lot of work was put into them.

Marla said...

You do such a beautiful job.