Saturday, May 15, 2010

Graduating Huntsville Mo style

Well, I’m a day late with this post. Been a little puny, missed work and had to take a trip to the doc but feeling much better. It’s amazing what a steroid shot can do to help you breathe and what antibiotics do when you don’t realize it’s something more than asthma!

A couple of weeks ago my oldest granddaughter graduated kindergarten. In the town that I live in they have an actual graduation service, I called it a mini-graduation. I had a wonderful time, they had a recital with the three kindergarten classes and a great time was had by all.

With graduations come cards …. and money …. and Graduation Tilda. Here is the card that I made.

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Over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers our challenge this go around is dimension. I think you can see it pretty well in the picture here that her hat and arms are raised. Here is a side profile.


I used greens as this is the colors of the school. For my papers I used the new Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper stack that I purchased from Stamping Scrapping. I love this paper! One thing I like about it is in the paper pack some of the patterns are reduced to 6 x 6. There are several pages using the designs that are in this size and then they are also 12 x 12 so if you like a pattern but find it big you can use the 6 x 6 as it is proportionately reduced to 6 x 6.

I matted Tilda using the new Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 13. These were released at CHA in January and I just love them! They are large and can fit an image with plenty of room.

In each corner of the card I used Prima Mini Roses Black-Gray. There are three different shades in each package and these just looked perfect with this paper. The little charm that I used says Just for you and I received this from my wonderful cyber friend Lisa. I just love little charms, they are so hard to find in my area and they really add to the cards.


Now, for Graduation Tilda. I stamped her three times and cut out her arms on one and the hat on the two others. For her arms I put dimension under the sleeves but not on the shoulders as I didn’t want her shoulders to stick out. They just have tape and are taped down. For her hat I used thin dimension for the top portion and then used a little thicker for the third round portion.


I colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20,R00
  • Hair – YR23, Y23, Y21
  • Gown – G09, G05, G02
  • Shoes – N8, N6, N4
  • Scroll – E42, E41, E40

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to Magnolia Stamp Lovers and enter this challenge!


Stressed Stamper said...

What a great card - and really nice idea to make little ones feel special.

Lisa T said...

very pretty! love the 3D layering!

Debra Pate said...

Great card!!! You did an awesome job on the coloring!!! I need to order one of these stamps.

Silvie Z said...

What a cute card! Beautiful coloring!
Silvie from France

Christine Riley said...

This is gorgeous, your coloring is beautiful and I love all the embellies you added.
Hugs, Christine

Sharon Caudle said...

Stephanie this card is gorgeous! I love the colors and your coloring is awesome! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Barb Hardeman said...

Darling, darling card, Stephanie! Your coloring is just beautiful and what a sweetie that Maggie is! Glad to hear your feeling much better now!

Jean said...

My my what a gorgeous card.. love the layout and coloring of Tilda.. your paper is absolutely beautiful and love the arrangement in the corners... just great.. bet she was in love with it!!
Hugs, Jean

Christina C. said...

Stephanie, this card is just beautiful. I have to make some graduation cards and I appreciate the inspiration. Love it!

Leonie said...

This is just stunning!! Love your sweet maggie she is just beautiful and coloured wonderfully! That T!m paper is just a bit delish too.
Hugs Leonie

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a little cutie and I love the added dimension to her arms, and beautifully embellished!


Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

great card Stephanie!!! I'm sure it was a big hit.

Candy said...

I hope your Granddaughter loved your card, Stephanie! It's gorgeous - love the green that you used. Great dimension on your project. Tilda is beautifully coloured as well. Love the added flower and the charm is perfect :o)
Hugs, Candy

michele hileman said...

That is really an awesome card Steph.
I love that color of green you used

KymKreates said...

It is truly adorable! My grandson has graduation from pre-school to Kindergarden in a couple of weeks!

Scrappinangler said...

She turned out so cute! My son graduates from pre-school too and I need to get hoppin' on a card for him!! Beautiful coloring.

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the cute layering job and the elegancy of this card. All those little details are awesome :o)

Shelley said...

Great card and great layering. I love the paper you have used and how you matched your colouring. hugsb Shelley

Carlotta Vachon said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing. The grunge paper is awesome. Carlotta

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