Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 207

Friday, June 10, 2011

I've made a few graduation cards lately, but none of them were exactly what I was looking for when I thought about the card I wanted to give my nephew (who graduated from high school last week).  I had been kicking around some ideas in my head, but hadn't setlled on one.  Then tonight I looked at the Stamping 411 sketch challenge and I thought that it would be absolultely perfect for what I {thought} I had in mind.

And for (what I think) is the first time ever, I have flipped a sketch!  This is big for me.  I'm not usually a rule breaker!  If I see a sketch in landscape format, I dutifully make a card in landscape format.  But today I really wanted to use this sketch, only I wanted they layout to be portrait.  So, with apologies to the folks at Stampin 411, I present my (slightly altered) card.

My nephew has graduated from my old alma mater, and our school colors are orange and black.  So, of course, I made a card using those colors.   Although Pumpkin Pie would probably be a better choice for the orange, I really wanted to use the designer paper that looked sort of like notebook paper and that only came in Peach Parfait.  I stamped the "congratulations" from the Go Graduate stamp set, and followed it up with some phrases from the Happy Grad stamp.

He'll be off to Boston College in the fall to begin a whole new chapter in his life. I can hardly believe that he's old enough to be on his own, but there you have it.  I'm sure he'll be just fine, even if he does leave behind a weepy aunt!

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12 Responses to “Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 207”

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great male card Jen. Time plays tricks doesn't it - my own nephew, who I remember toddling about at my wedding, is now is a hulking great chap who towers over me!

Kim O'Connell said...

What a fun take the sketch! Nicely done!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Love it! Great job with the challenge.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!! This is a fabulous Grad Card. Great use of the dsp, punches.

Sharon said...

Wow! I just love your take on the sketch challenge! How creative and clever! TFS

Holly said...

I've never flipped a sketch either .. This came out great so it worked well for you.. I love the clean look of it.. A great Graduation card.. Great way to use that DSP.

Selene Kempton said...

I just love this! The clean and simple lines.. Really gorgeous!!

:D

Kerin said...

You crack me up Jen, what a rule breaker!! No need to apologize, flip away! I do it all the time :) Your card ROCKS by the way, as usual!!

Rhonda said...

What a great idea for those notbook papers. This is such a great card, and so appropriate for this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE this card with the notebook paper, perfect for a grad card! Great job flipping the sketch...

gbarron56 said...

Jen -- very creative use of this sketch! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

Wowza! You ROCKED this sketch!!! My son graduated on Friday night. I am in denial that he's heading to college. LOL!!