and Apparently Graduates! Sorry I couldn't help myself, I've never actually seen the movie (It was made in 1952) but I've heard of it and since our Blogger's Challenge theme this week was, "Graduation" I couldn't resist the title.
At first I hadn't planned to participate since I have (or thought) I had zero graduation type stamps. I just don't normally have any use for them so they aren't stamps that I typically purchase. I did however remember that I had the SU Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey accessories stamp sets which included a Graduation Cap. Voila...I now had something to use for the theme.
Then I remembered that somewhere in my file folders I had some printed paper with a Graduation theme and I dug one out and found this Turquoise patterned paper that was perfect for my card. It's so old that I have no clue where I got it from.
Next up I picked out a sketch and chose this one from Mojo Monday
week 84. I don't always play along every Monday but I save the sketches and refer back to them when I need some inspiration.
I actually watercolored Sock Monkey with SU Watercolor Crayons on some water color paper that I found stashed at the bottom of a draw.I then cut the image out with a Nestabilities die and added 3 Turquoise brads and rolled up some printer paper and tied it with Turquoise thread that I cut off the side of some Grosgrain ribbon. I glued the "Diploma" down with Crystal Effects. I mounted this onto a square of Chocolate Chip card stock and used another pattern piece of DP (DCWV) and layered that onto Whisper White and tied some Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon around it before mounting onto my card base. The sentiment was computer generated and then layered onto a Tempting Turquoise scallop and pierced. I mounted this with foam mounting tpe and added the bow with a glue dot to complete my card.
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