Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Sky is the Limit!

Hello friends! I have several graduation cards to finish and this is the first. I used Papertrey Ink's set Up, up and away to say to some great graduates that they can achieve their dreams! We were at a graduation party for a lovely neighborhood girl last night. The variety of guests was a reminder that it really does 'take a village'. At such a young age her life has touched so many others! For her, the sky really is the limit and we wish her well. Funny thing, it doesn't seem all that long ago that I was finishing highschool and headed off the college! However, it was quite a long time ago-36 years to be exact!! Wow!
I wouldn't trade where I am now to be 17 again, would you? It sure was an exciting time though!
Anyway, you didn't come to hear (read) my babblings! I used a nestability shape in Bashful Blue to "frame" my sky scene. The clouds were cut with a PTI die and then stamped with soft sky. Then the edges were sponged with Baja Breeze. My balloons were also cut with PTI dies and then stamped and colored with copics in the following colors:
R08, R17 and R29
YG01, 13 and 07
Y04 and Yo8
B02, 04, ans 06
E30 and E35
stickles were added to areas of the balloons.
Instead of a ribbon I used my Scor-buddy to score 3 lines across the striped paper from MME
and also stitched that layer.

It's raining yet again despite the forecasts for today's weater! Hope the sun is shining on you!!


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, Sweet card. I really like the idea of the score lines instead of ribbon. The sun has been shining here all day which has made it hard to get a graduation card done that I need, but your hot air balloons has given me great inspiration! Thanks & hope you have a great week. Nancy

Toni K said...

Love it! Great grad card idea!

Lorene said...

Love this Graduation Card. Very different than the Traditional type. Love the colors. Will work for about any shcool. Great Job!

Joanna McDonald said...

A stunning card!! Love the colors
you used and the clouds!

Lisa Kind said...

What a great use for these balloons! Love the idea of a grad card! The colors you chose are so vivid and fun! Lovely card!

PS...I was at the cabin Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Miserable weather, so I left! I even went for a walk in the woods in the rain! Came home to some nicer, sunnier weather!


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