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It's Grad Time Again!

>> Friday, May 1, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
And Happy first day of May! I was going to say May Day, but well, you know..I didn't want the Coast Guard showing up or anything. I hope your week has gone well! I had to interrupt my regularly scheduled new image card making because 2 of my hubby's nephews are graduating this month. Don't even ask how many he has..I don't think he even knows, lol. He's 3rd youngest of a total of 12 kids! But anyway, Grad cards were definitely needed & I just love this Grad Boy image. The only changes were the colors..I used their school colors. Scarlet & gray for one, blue & orange for the other. I did sneak in one new greeting  Sun Shine Bright) so there's that! 
I also found a great use for my new Misti purchase. I kept hearing all the great things about and even though I wasn't sure what all that was about I was just sure I needed it! So how I used here was I positioned the Grad Boy image w/ the card stock below it. Stamped it once w/ the Memento, left it in place & colored it w/ Copics. Then I inked it again and stamped it w/ the Versafine. Since the Versafine & Copics don't mix stamping it first w/ Memento allowed me to color then overstamping w/ the Versafine gave me the rich dark look I wanted for the solid black parts. 

The Congrats Label (behind greeting) was stamped w/ charcoal ink on the gray version & Morocco ink on the blue version. Here's a look at the inside of the gray version. The other is the same, just orange & blue. 
And these are the Copics I used. Same for that one & red for the other. I used the same grays & skin tones on both. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! And don't forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...Put it in Neutral! 
paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, lt & dk silver fleck gray, scarlet, orange, royal blue
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Colorbox charcoal chalk ink, Memento Morocco 
accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders circle & matting basics  A & B dies, Candi dots , Stripes embossing folder (Paper Crafts)


Shelia said...

Wow Julie, the colors are so rich on these two beautiful grad cards. I really like the new sentiment on these - makes a great grad card!!

Karin said...

My niece is graduating tomorrow, so I toally love your cards today! Perfect with the new greeting too. I'm thinking about that MISTI purchase myself, so I'm happy to see your fab results :)

Robin Clendenning said...

Julie, these are so wonderful! I love your colors on both! Can I put an order in? LOL!! I love your design, it is so cool how the graduate comes from the circle window (looks like). Awesome!

Sue said...

Great cards Julie! Love the brighter blue and orange colors (our local school colors too!) Awesome job with the misti - that black is seriously BLACK!

Jennifer E. said...

Love these grad cards and the vivid colors on each one! Great layouts too!!

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