Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Unconventional Graduation Card

Many of my neighbor grandchildren are graduating this year - two from high school and two from 8th grade.  After I made this card, I thought it would be fun graduation card for Ben who is graduating from high school.  I think everyone is happy to graduate from high school and move onto the next adventure in their life.

This is what I started with.  I had made this background piece awhile ago.  I had used paint and glimmer mist inside an embossing folder and got this unique background.  The crazy bird was already colored and I stamped the sentiment on a piece of gessoed book pages.

Here is a close up of the bird after he was on the card.  I did fussy cut him out and adhered him to the card front with gel medium.  I added blue glitter to parts of the bird to give him some extra shine.  Of course, he needed some googly eyes to complete his look.  I think I do need to go back and make his lips a little more orange.  I decided I wanted to staple the sentiment onto the card front and after that I decided to add a few more staples else where on the card front.

I am entering this card in several challenges.

Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - where the challenge is Shine.  I used silver embossing paste on the card.  The background has a little glimmer to it and I added glitter to the bird.

Try It On Tuesday - where the challenge is spots, dots and splashes.  I have splashes of black paint and dots and spots of blue and green embossing paste.

Tuesday Throwdown - where the challenge is embossing.  I did use an embossing folder to make the background.  The sentiment and crazy bird were heat embossed with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  I also added elements of embossing paste in three different colors:  blue, green and silver.

I love to do mixed media cards.  There is something very liberating about it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.


Meggymay said...

A real fun card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Funny, colorful and a very beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us over at TioT!

zandra said...

Love these crazy birds and your colors. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Toni said...

this is a great graduation card, unconventional or not! That's one lucky recipient!

Thanks for sharing!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Fun card! I love all the different bits of texture!
Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L. - DT

Linda said...

this is so much fun .... I love those crazy birds! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx