27 December, 2016

Hats Off Grad

A CAS one layer card!  And a toast to the new grad: new beginnings!

I stamped directly onto the card, then masked the image and sponged distress ink around the silhouette. Because the sentiment is a clear stamp I bent it to where the hat would be if it was lifted off.

Stamps: My Favourite Things
coloured with Copics

Shared on challenges:
casology week-229-toast
timeout challenge-73-inspired-by-words


kiwimeskreations said...

A gorgeous card Carol - clear stamps are wonderful with their flexibility, and you have made the most of it with you sentiment.

Esther said...

You've done a great job of colouring the black gown and cap, Carol! I love the curved sentiment too which looks fab. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

graduations certainly are the perfect subject for new beginnings! This is a wonderful take on the challenge word. I love this image,a dn you've colored it beautifully. I love the curved sentiment as well. Thanks for taking Time Out to play our "inspired By Words" challenge!

Susan said...

Love this idea for new beginnings! Terrific card, thanks for sharing!

Greta said...

So cute & very clever to bend the sentiment that way!

Neets B said...

I agree with Esther, black isn't easy to colour but you've captured some great light and shade here. Love the blended background too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is just perfect, a wonderful design, brilliantly coloured and love the blended BG to your little fella. Great idea for the challenge and thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More. Sarah x

Claire said...

So clever how you've done the sentiment in the direction the hat comes off - what a great idea!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! The sponging around the masked image was superb because your little graduate really looks as if they have been popped up on foam pads! Brilliant work!! Your colouring and blending are fantastic too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Lynn said...

Oh this is adorable. Love the sweet little cap and gown!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Jen W. said...

That little graduate is so sweet and I love how he pops from the way you highlighted him. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

What a great one-layer card, Carol! I love your masking and the great shading behind him. Also love the shape of the sentiment...definitely the path of his cap if it were to be thrown! Thanks for joining us at CASology!