Card Recognition

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Graduation cards

I've made three graduation cards and the funny thing is that I don't know anyone graduating!  (Edited to say since I wrote this up I've sold one of these cards and received a graduation announcement from my husband's cousin's son, so these cards were well timed after all!).  These cards are for this week's CAS-ual Fridays "Graduation" theme.  I used the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge as a jumping off point.








And this last card was partially inspired by Amber's card, b/c I thought "wait, I do have that impression plate" and then I was Etsy surfing for the Wee Memories Etsy Inspired/Pineterest challenge and spent some time drooling over some fabulous letterpress cards and ended on this one and decided to use the technique from my last post and ink up the impression plate.  

Materials: First Card: SRM sticker, Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 4, Hero Arts Write Your Own cling, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4, Fiskars rotary scallop cutter, PTI kraft card stock, Paper Phine twine, Tim Hotlz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen, Versafine black ink


Second Card: SRM sticker, Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 1, Hero Arts Write Your Own cling, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1, Fiskars rotary scallop cutter, PTI kraft card stock, Paper Phine twine, Tim Hotlz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany, Versafine black ink, Versacolor brown ink


Third Card: PTI By The Number Impression plate, Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Label 4, PTI Mat Stack 2 sentiment, Charcoal Twinery twine, black card stock, Versafine black ink, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4

17 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

All three of these are fabulous, Erin! So glad you found a use for them. I had an unexpected grad announcement sneak up on me this year, too. Wish I'd had a stash of grad cards ready and waiting like you did!

Amber said...

OMG Erin! I love love love that you used my card as a jumping off point and came up with something completely and wonderfully different! I love letterpress and you've inspired me with the way you achieved the letterpress look without all that fancy dancy equipment!

Have a great night!

Karen B. said...

Erin all these cards are just fantastic but wow, that first one is amazing. I love the vintage feeling it has!

Trinh said...

Great trio of cards, Erin! I love that first one - great colors & design!

~amy~ said...

:) Fabulous timing of the grad cards...they are all wonderful!

Michele Gross said...

Wow, wow and wow! All three are fabulous and so different! Love that you captured so many looks from vintage to funky and kept them all CAS :) Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

jen said...

these are great- and congrats on already selling one!! :D love them all- wondering how messy cleaning that plate was?

Kelly S. said...

Such cool designs for a graduation theme...love how you have the year and brackets inside that WMS frame, and love all of the ledger paper!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Mmmmm . . . loves me some letterpress. Will definitely have to give this technique a try. All of your grad projects are super! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll play again!!

lynn said...

fab grad cards, erin! did you stamp the ledger bkgds on the first 2 cards? i love it:)

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you were inspired to make three grad cards, Erin (will someone please just graduate for Erin so she can give these lovely lovely cards out...? ) !! Each one of them has something unique and special! Love how you used the SRM Stickers for the 2nd card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Debgem said...

I think all these cards are just fabulous!!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Ribbon Girls said...

They're all great! But I do love myself some "letterpress". Great technique!

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards! Your work is amazing! :)
Arlene.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love all of these, Erin, but the letterpress-style card at the end really takes the cake. I love the elegance of the black and white.

Laurel said...

I love what you have done!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.