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>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Congratulations to Harriet Skelly,
the lucky winner of yesterday's
Stamp a Day Giveaway!
She has won Brush Mortarboard which is the featured image on the card I am sharing with you today.



See the wonderful Mortarboard image on top of the greeting? That's the one! Here I stamped it in black onto watercolor paper then floated in some dye reinkers. When it dried, I used a white gel pen to add some lines inside the black lines and cut it out. I used the same reinkers on the background after white embossing the grad image background stamp and also on the formerly white ribbon.

The sentiment is made up of parts of two different images. I used a stamp positioner to put them where I wanted and cut it out with a Labels 4 Nestie. I used markers to add a little highlighting to the individual words. I used the other grad circle image on a piece of white shrink plastic, cut it with a circle Nestie and used my heat tool to shrink it. Did it ever shrink! It started out about 3" across and now it's only about 1 1/4".

Would you like a chance to win a fabulous DRS Designs stamp like Harriet Skelly?!?! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, then check back tomorrow to see if you won! Even if you don't win today, you can comment the rest of the month for even more chances!

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you!






Supplies:
stamps: Brush Mortarboard, Congratulations Graduation, Graduation Background, Wordy Birthday Greeting
paper: watercolor, white
ink: black permanent, Stazon black, various bright reinkers
accessories: shrink plastic, Spellbinders circles and labels 4, ribbon, markers, white gel pen


64 comments:

Kimberly S said...

Congrats Harriet!!!

Awesome technique on this card, the colors came out beautifully!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow thanks! This is an awesome technique and I love this image1

Glennis said...

Great ideas - thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Love the card, and would love a free stamp set even more. Thanks for the chance to enter to win one!

Elphaba said...

Sorry about the anonymous post--that was me. I really am a real person, and still would really love to win a stamp set.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous background on this card! I just love it.

Stampin Cats said...

I love the card. Thanks so much for sharing.

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Julie

I just heard about your Stamp A Day Giveaway and all I can say is WOW. I am new to DRS Designs but am really looking forward to getting to know you and your products this month. I appreciate your generosity and have added your link to my Calendar of Events at Create With Joy!

Today's card is beautiful - I love the stamps and the colors used in the design!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Gayle C. said...

Congratulations Harriet!
This is very cool. Love today's card and colors. Enjoy your day.

Robbie said...

How cute! I love the softness of the watercoloring.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Congrats Harriet!!

What a fun technique! I love all the fab colors on this card!

Karin said...

This card is just beautiful...So bright and celebratory!

Heather said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous graduation card!

Jennifer E. said...

Congrats Harriet! What a beautiful card Julie! I love the colors and the background is gorgeous! Love how you combined the 2 sentiments for the greeting as well!

Vicki S. said...

Great card and technique!

Joan N said...

What a perfect card for this week. I may be casing since I have several grad parties to go to.

Kimmy said...

I love the background you created. That watercolor look is lovely!

yooper said...

Great card!! Love the background.

Jeri said...

Nice use of EVERYTHING!

Lillian Child said...

THOSE COLORS - oh my - love the card creation!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors on this card. Also, the shrink plastic is very cool.-Kim S.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I love these images!

deesdesigns said...

I always forget about shrink plastic - great touch, thanks for the reminder!

Kelly Sas said...

Super fun technique that I have to give a try! Great card too.

Judy said...

I just love using stamps. thanks for sharing.

Barbara DeBose said...

Your coloring is outstanding!I also love all the hats and diplomas in the background.

The Lone Dollier said...

Wonderful graduation card! I'm so glad I subscribed to your feed so I can few such great creations.

Smiles~
Marilyn

jonim52 said...

Fabulous card, I love the way you did the background

marla said...

A very cool graduation card. Love that hat!!

MiamiKel said...

Wonderfully done! Such a unique card for a special time in someone's life -- especially if they keep it tucked away, what a wonderful momento to look back on. Beautiful!

Thanh Vo said...

Lovely background for the grad card! Congrats to Harriet!

Peg said...

Love the choice of colors instead of the 'standard' plain colors. It really makes it pop. Great idea!
Peg B

racinggrandma61 said...

Congrats Harriet

Great card. Just found you and believe me I will be back

Pam said...

Love the colors. Great Job. I really loke it.

Jes said...

Giving away a stamp everyday? What a great thing to do, thanks for the chance to win!

thehomans at yahoo dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats Harriet!!!

Oh my, what a fabulous card. TFS.

Lorus! said...

Congratulations Harriet!
I love the idea of creating your own patterned paper with reinkers! Fabulous card!

merrymstamper said...

Congratulations!!!

This card is gorgeous!!! love the colours.

Lori said...

Congrats to Harriet! I'd love to be next!

Great idea for the shrink plastic! Love the card!

Birdie Rappoccio said...

Hi
1
What a wonderful demonstration.
I love the colors and designs of the card!
Thanks for sharing.
Birdie Rappoccio

Teri "Terrific" said...

Beautiful card. I'm going to try that Spellbinders technique 'out of the box' today. Love the Wordy Birthday; very versatile :D
Thank you,
Teri "Terrific"

paperpapier said...

great technique, i have never tried before. tx for sharing this inspirational piece.

Shelley said...

Cute graduation card! I need to make a few myself!

Lynette said...

Way to go, Harriet - congrats!

Great card, great stamp!

jaymack said...

What a great way to use reinkers.

stephanie said...

What amazing cards. Love how you used the nesties for the sentiment. TFS.

Shelena said...

The colors on this card are absolutely fantastic.

Jo said...

I love the card. The colors are great and I am not a blue person :-)

ger&timmy said...

LUV your graduation card!!!!!!! and that background is simply AWESOME!!
would LOVE to be a winner of your give-a-ways! so i'm gonna be back ;-)

JoAnn said...

Love your card and would love to win a free stamp!!!! I have never won anything and I hope this is my first. Thank You for the chance to win.

rstuck2003 said...

I LOVE the colors on this card..thank you for sharing. Love the technique!

Jane P. said...

The bee on yesterday's card is so cute!

merniebug said...

Julie your card is awesome, and congratulations to you Harriet on your win. .

Cheryl said...

Fun card! I love the background the use of shrink plastic.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle Otto

Teela said...

Thanks for this lovely graduation card! Can't wait to see what's next!

Gardner's Basket said...

Beautiful graduation card, lovely technique!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the card. Thanks for all the ideas and a chance to win some stamps.

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Loved how you colored the cap and love the contest too! Can't wait until I win.

Margaret said...

LOVE this card - with having a daughter who will be graduating next year I am already looking for stamps and ideas to do your invites, thank yous and announcements! Looking forward to seeing new goodies in W Springfield this weekend!!

Faye said...

Love your site-thanks for the chance to win some of your great stamps

Kathy said...

That is a bveautiful graduation card. Love your stamps and your site. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ginny said...

Trying again to win. Getting some reat ideas in the process. Thank you.

Gina Kinde said...

I am brand new to this site and It is soooo cool, I love what I see so far, and I have alot more to see, but I thought I would leave a comment here to enter the contest to win a free stamp, how cool would that be. Sooo excited, I will check back tomorrow. My name is Gina Kinde, My email is ginak1117@at.net. Good Luck to all.

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