Thursday, June 23, 2011
Congrats to My BFF - Harvard Grad!!
I couldn't be happier for my "Bestie"...I've known since we were 5 years old. Last month she graduated from Harvard with a graduate degree (OK... so I don't know the exact degree!), and I was instantly inspired to create a card for her. I used foil paper by AC and card stock by K&Company - Americana. I tried to give it a vintage look, so I used Ranger's Distress Ink in antique linen around all the edges. I acutally pulled out my little Janome mini sewing machine and stitched around the card stock before adding ribbon, lace, and buttons. I cut the owl on my Cricut using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. I used Elegant Edges to cut out the sentiment image and manipulated it on my Gypsy before cutting it on the Cricut. My large Stampendous wooden stamp finally came in handy when I used a portion of it to stamp the definition of "celebrate" before using my Waltzing Mouse stamp, "Celebrate." I also used a Papertrey Ink stamp, "proud of you," on the crinkled star I created. Finally I used a bit of acrylic paint on the star & Stickles on the owl. Oh, and the bow? I made the bow separate from the ribbon and attached it with the rhinestone brad. The initials on the owl are also brads. Tons of fun to make! Made with love! ♥