Friday, June 21, 2013

Shine Brightly!

Happy Friday to ya!  Hope your week is going well so far!  I had to make a graduation card and didn't want to use the traditional mortarboard again - so, when I came across the Lawnscaping Challenge#60, to use dimension - I knew exactly what I wanted to create:


I thought this made a creative 'graduation' card.  I stamped the lanterns on watercolor paper and colored them with my Distress Markers.  I used my Dylusions sprays on the background and then popped the lanterns up for the 'dimension'.

I'm also entering this card in the Sentimental Sundays Challenge#159 to use sprays/mists and
the Paper Players #150 to 'bring on the bling.'

  

On a side note.......I am ONE MONTH away from my 1/2 Marathon from Napa to Sonoma!  I'm also SO CLOSE to my fundraising goal (and why not try to EXCEED my goal??).  I'm running for Running for Rescues.
If you feel inclined to donate - click HERE.  
If you want to learn more about Running for Rescues, click HERE.


Hope you have a great day!!!


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13 comments:

Amanda R said...

How pretty is this? And I bet the lucky recipient was glad to get something without graduation caps all over it!

Lynn McAuley said...

How wonderful for the graduate, Maria!! I love these swaying lanterns with this fun sentiment!!

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love the misted background and this is a fun sentiment for a graduation. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

jimlynn said...

Maria, it's great for a grad card!! Very creative! Love the dimension too!
Lynn

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love this one, Maria! And kudos to you on your 1/2 marathon. The backroud is so cool on your card and the bling is the perfect touch. Hooray for Running for Rescues! Count me in to donate...I will be back soon with that, I promise. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This makes an absolutely fabulous graduation card, Maria! Perfect sentiment indeed for a new grad. Love the dimension on the paper lanterns and great color. The Dylusions adds a real fun detail!

Ellen said...

Great graduation card! I like the way you sprayed the blue background and popped the lanterns up. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.
Ellen (SS-DT)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is so fun and beautiful! Love your bg and great take on our dimensions challenge!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous card! I love all of it!

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
SSDT

Laurel said...

This is GORGEOUS and I love how you colored the lanterns. STUNNING!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping challenge!

Christiana said...

What a stunner of a card! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Maria Matter said...

very pretty Maria!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card. Clever idea for a graduation card :)

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