Monday, April 11, 2016

We're outta here!

Happy Monday!! I hope you have a great week ahead of you : ) 




We have a batch! of graduates in the family this year so I am hoping to get a jump start on making my graduation cards.  This one is for my oldest grand son who is graduating with his Bachelors Degree and is headed to the "Big City" to begin work on his Masters.



My design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!  Such a great sketch! with so many possibilities : ) I sponged some ink in the popular Ombre fashion and then grabbed my bran new "Skyline Border" die.  I snipped the die in half and attached the darker portion of the city in the background flat on the card face and popped up the next section with foam tape.  I cut my sentiment and glued it directly on to the top! Easy Peasy!!



There is still time to play along with CASE(E) this sketch! I hope you will enter your card in the challenge I can't wait to see how you interpret this fun sketch.

Thank you so much for stopping by and as always!! thanks a bunch for your wonderful comments! they really make my day : )

Patti

Supplies:

"Skyline Border" die by My Favorite Things
Congratulations "Swoosh Die" by Papertrey Ink
Retro Style Graduation Stamp Set by PTI
Square stitched die by Lil Inkers
Crushed Curry Ink by Stampin Up

23 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning design and perfect for grads!! Congrats on the huge accomplishments from your family!! :) HUGS

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations ot your oldest grand son..marvelous achievement and exciting times ahead. The most striking card. Love the double layering of the die cut and the colours of yellow against the black sentiment is so very striking...I shall be pinning this one! Who am I kidding I always copy and paste your inspirational projects! Thanks for sharing x

Ashwini Rao said...

Congrats to your son!
Awesome card! I really loved the ombre effect you've made - so well done! I have the same die and often struggle for ideas - so thanks for the inspiration!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Patti! Fabulous take on the sketch!

A splash of color said...

So pretty I love the simplicity of it. Great job.

Kelly said...

love the cityscape for this sketch. It makes a great graduation card.

Marybeth said...

You know what! You are just amazing, every time I come to your blog I am in awe of your beautiful cards! I love this one!

Lisa said...

Oh wow I love the graduated sunny yellows on your cityscape! The bold black was a perfect color choice for your sentiment. A big CONGRATS to your grandson!!

laurie said...

Wow awesome card..and congrats!

Jen Mitchell said...

Easy peasy and looks fabulous! I love how you layered the city skyline! And congratulations to your grandson!

Kara Lynne said...

Excellent graduation card! I love your ink blending, it's like pure sunshine!

Pam Sparks said...

This is awesome Patti! I was just working on a card for this challenge this afternoon! You nailed it! love it!

sandie said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, and I always love to see a skyline die x

OH Babs said...

Your card is genius and the color is absolutely perfect. I am sure many will case your card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Patti, I love this graduation card you made for your grandson. It is perfect for his leaving for the big city. I love the nice clean and simple design. My kind of card style exactly. I don't have too many to make but still I did get a start on one for that big day in our graduate's lives.

aufspapiergebracht said...

Wow what a great and intensive shining card;))
Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

Chrissy Larson said...

AMAZING! I love the inking!

Lindsey said...

I love yellow - so cheery. Fabulous CAS cards. Love the layered skylines x

I Card Everyone said...

OUtstanding!!!!
=] Michele

Asha said...

Oh aren't you the proud Nana! He will love this card...a bright and fun one... just as his future will be.
hugs Asha

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Eliz Stewart said...

Don't know how I miss this one when I was wandering the entries! This fabulous! Congrats!

Taunya Butler said...

WOWZERS - Love this and the CAS-ness of it is SO AWESOME!!!