Thursday, April 21, 2011

It started with a sketch ...



and ended with a card...a graduation card that is.


Stamps:  The Graduate (Stampabilities)
Paper:  Confetti White, Pumpkin Pie, Early Expresso
DSP:  Pumpkin Pie (retired)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  circle cutter, corner rounder; Non-SU brads, Prisma Markers
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.

The brown and orange that I used for this card are the school colors.  I wanted something that was not bulky to mail and simple to make for mass producing. This sketch was the perfect solution for that!

I tried to make this cute little mouse masculine since I had used the stamp for Bethany's graduation announcement card also.  Sure didn't want Michael to think he was getting a girl mouse on his card. Think it worked???  Below is the card that I made for Bethany's graduation back in 2009.  


I hope you will find some time to play around at the Pals Paper Arts with this great sketch!

Have a great day,
Pam~


18 comments:

Benzi said...

Pam, this is just a super, grad card. Love that graduating mouse. Bethany's card was super sweet and, yes, Michael's is much more masculine. Love it. Good job.

KER said...

super cute cards...and you did great with the sketch...that is a good one...i am saving it so i can play with it

Linda Callahan said...

That is the cutest little graduate ever! Very sweet cards!

Anne Marie said...

Pam, that little mouse is such a great graduation image! I love the differences between the cards. The first one is much more masculine. So sweet nad your coloring is beautiful, too! :)

Mary Fish said...

Great use of the sketch!!

Hugs, M

littlebitoftoto said...

Wow, how pretty, or handsome your little mouse is!

Joannna Munster said...

Gorgeous Card and I am amazed how you colored that adorable mouse! Great job! Hugs, J

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Great job with the challenge! That stamp is so cute! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Rhonda Langley said...

Nice coloring! The first one looks like a boy to me and the second one looks like a girl-awesome job!

Becky said...

Both of these are so cute. Fabulous job on the challenge.

Ann Schach said...

These are just too cute! I don't believe I have ever seen a more adorable mouse!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Pam, how cute and sweet. Yes, the second is a girly girl card. I think they are adorable. Hugs,

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh, this is darling! Love that you made it with the school colors as well! Beautiful job.

Have a happy Easter!

Donna Heber said...

These are super cute Pam! I just love the mouse images from Stampabilities.

Karen Howard said...

LOVE these! I have three nieces and nephews graduating this year and have a wish list of graduation stamps going! Thanks for the insiration. Hugs, Karen

Linda Fisher said...

Both cards are really CUTE! You managed your goal perfectly...one girly and one masuline! I love it when there's a mouse in the house :-)

gale said...

These are both adorable!

Renee said...

This is adorable, Thanks for the reminder I have a couple graduation cards to make too, for guys, ugh they are always a struggle for me.... masculine cards that is. lol hugz n blessings.