Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today sharing another card for our challenge theme this week of 'For The Grad'.  I hope you find time to join in as there is a great prize worth playing along for! :)

For my card I layered and hand-stitched cream and black card and printery papers, and chose some really elegant scrolls and flourish dies to compliment these.  The top and bottom panel has the gorgeous Mini Flourish One Scroll die teamed with small leaves and acorns, and on the middle section I used the Mini Flourish Band from the May New Releases.

I made my own scroll from ripping printed paper, inking the edges and tying a piece of thin red ribbon, and I also made my own grad hat with stitched gold embroidery thread as a tassel :)

All dies used on this project were:

You have till Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries.  There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Donna said...

Awesome card Alison, love the image, and the way you've used the flourishes, makes it look so elegant, great colors too.

Bj said...

What a terrific grad card! I love your combination of dies and hand made elements. The black and white makes this cute card look so smart! (Pun intended, lol)

Debbie said...


Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is just wonderful for a grad how you used the dies

Karen W said...

Very cute card, great use of the dies and your own stitching etc.

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the card!! The image and all the dies flow so beautifully!! Awesome job!!

Jodi said...

FABULOUS!!!!! I love everything about this!!!!!! love that you did the flourishes and leaves in black too! Awesome card!!!

beadz said...

Great card! My sweet nephew graduated from Kindergarten yesterday. It would have been a perfect card!

Kianel said...

Great card with beautiful color combo and such a cute stamp!
Love, Kianel.

Kianel said...

Great card with beautiful color combo and such a cute stamp!
Love, Kianel.