Friday, May 14, 2010

For the Graduate....

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. We are off on a road trip to Atlanta tomorrow. My cousin, Mikey, is graduating from Morehouse with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics. Ok, WHO majors in Applied Physics?!? Are you kidding me? He obviously got his smarts from me..lol. I'm so proud of him..and he is a great kid to boot! So, I made these 3 cards for him.  The first one is the one from me. It's my favorite of the 3. I am not certain that it isn't too girly, but I like it and hope he will also.



I love that patterned paper...it seems more masculine even though it has the glitter on it. Guys like glitter, don't they? ;o) I also used the Mat Stack die and I really love it. I use it more than any other die, I do believe. This card was super simple to make and I got the idea from this card on Nichole's blog. Cute, no?

The second card I really love also. I made it for my mom to give to him...


I distressed the edges and thought I would try the ribbon detail that everyone is doing. I'm too much of a nerd to let the ribbon just do its own thing, so I made mine stay together with glue dots..lol. I just couldn't deal with the willy nilly look even though I LOVE it on other folks' cards. I also stamped and cut out a couple of the hats to put on the top part of the card. I should have made them both black, I think, but his school colors demanded the maroon. Speaking of Maroon..do you guys like Maroon 5? They're my favorites and they're going to be in concert across the US this summer..woohoo! Can't wait!

Ok, back to the blog...lol. This last card is the one that he'll get from Ava. I cased it from a card by Niki Estes. I can't link to it cause the papertrey gallery isn't completely online and I don't see it on her blog..hmm..Anyway, I had a TIME getting those numbers right! They were always spaced too far apart..ugh! Frustrating, but I finally got them close enough! ;o)


Well, that's it for today! I have been trying to post this for a half hour, but it stormed and the cable/internet/phone went out..yuck! I did get our midnight tickets for Eclipse on June 29th! Woohoo!! I totally cannot wait! Ok..later gators!




Stamps: For the Graduate and A Little Argyle (papertrey)
Ink: Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy (stampin up); Fresh Snow (papertrey)
Cardstock:Bravo Burgundy (stampin up) Stamper's Select white, True Black (papertrey); Patterned paper from DCWV
Extras: Black grosgrain (stampin up); Mat Stack die and button (papertrey); Gunmetal stickles, crystal effects




5 brownkowments:

Diane Jaquay said...

These are really great Keva! I love the interesting striped paper on the first one!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Keva you've had loads of great cards posted lately! Love the glittery strips on the masculine grad card - the colours are great! Love all of these cards though, I really must ink this set up properly!

 

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