Monday, July 4, 2011

Congratulations Cards

I was asked to make a couple of congratulations cards for 2 graduates. One was "girly" and one was very athletic. So fun to make 2 different cards back to back, I really enjoyed this commission. Mostly because I was just allowed to create based on a word or two, instead of really specific instructions.

The first card is probably my favourite.


I started off with a base of soft stone, and a layer of lavender moon. I made some pattern paper on soft stone with WMS musical backgrounds set, and layered some PTI fancy flourishes on top. Covered the whole thing with glue and tissue paper (one of PTI MIM techniques) and set aside to dry. This was the most time consuming part of the card, and I ended up hacking it to bit !! oh well
Ballerina is from a CTMH set. Beaded oval with some milled lavender distress inks, and WMS fancy phrases for the sentiment - figured it was appropriate with the ballerina. Ribbon is some gorgeous 2 sided Martha Stewart Satin (in the dollar bin and Mikes!!) and lost of rhinestones finish it off.

Next is a MUCH different card..and WAY harder for me to make...kept telling myself to stop when I wanted to add one more embellishment.
This is for the athlete - actually THE top female high school greco-roman wrestler in Ontario - and came in 3rd across Canada. So I wanted to play on that.


Used the faux metal technique for the middle of the medal (with PTI's Mega mixed messages), and Nichole Lazy Stamper Medallion for the base. Used like a bajillion different adhesives to glue them together!


Yellow is PTI harvest gold that I stamped with the Chevron from WMS off beat backgrounds. Banners are from PTI's Banner builder, Congrats from Say it with Style both stamped with a brilliance blue.
Ribbon and card base are SU Pacific Point

Thanks for looking everyone !! Enjoy your week!


  1. Wow, these are beautiful, Rose! Love them both - the first is so pretty & girly and the second is bold & beautiful. Love the award ribbon you made - looks so cool!

  2. These are super cards, Rose. the ballerina card is so adorable, and the details are perfect.

    I know what you mean about simplifying cards. I always want to keep adding, but your 'award' card really is spectacular. The metal center is very striking and adds just the right detail.

  3. Rose these are both so unique and pretty! I love that you didn't just make "anything" but kept the type of girl that they were in mind. Just perfect!

  4. These are both great! I especially love the second one. The background stamping is awesome, I love the ribbon you made and the faux metal look is very cool!

  5. Fun cards, Rose - great that you kept the recipients in mind. I'm sure they were appreciated. Love myour background paper in the 2nd card :)