Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Loving Encouragement for the Grad

It doesn't get much better thank this: to make something that turns out great and to have a great time making it. I made this for one of the girls graduating with my son. Her favorite colors are green and orange so I knew it had to be something cheerful with those colors.

I made this tabletop picture quote to encourage her during her studies. I used the butterfly stamp from The Artful Stamper and added the quote and some flowers and leaves. The entire project is embossed with Gold Detail and Twinkling H2Os.

This creation started from the bottom up. I found this large clothes pin at Michaels, on sale of course. I planned on either making a frame for a photo or something to encourage her. I talked it over with her Aunt and decided on this. I covered the pin with Kiwi Kiss and then attached the cut out butterflies and flower. I used Golden Rod stickles to add extra sparkles. The center of the flowers has Spiced Marmalade or Broken China Distress Stickles for some sparkle.

I used the leaves from I Love Roses set from Flourishes and the blossom is from the $bin at Michaels. I used the Golden Rod stickles to add the dots to the watercolor paper BG.

This is an Inkadinkado sentiment which is perfect for a student. I used the curvy rectangle nestibility to cut it out and used the gold spica pen around the embossed edge. It is attached with foam tape. I was so excited to find the little roses from Prima. I have seen them on many blogs and grabbed them when I saw them at Michaels. I added some Twinkling H2O to the edges to match the other flowers. The ribbon is actually ribbon yarn the I made a hat out of....gotta use all your scraps!

I am so pleased with this and can hardly wait to give it to her. I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. We are gardening and cleaning to prepare for the grad party in 3 weeks. Its raining now so I got a break. Have a great time with friends and family.




L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Oh Heather, this is beautiful... I love all the detail, and how colorful this is. Some lucky Grad will surely be smiling when receiving this card.
Lynda =)

LuLu said...

WOW this is an amazing gift and love all the details you have put into this keepsake. I'm sure she will adore & treasure this gift.


Moni said...

Fab gift, love the flowers and the butterflies! Hugs, Moni

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card! I love those butterflies and how you placed your sentiment too!