As You Graduate

Hey there!  Another card for all those graduates around the corner.  There are none in my family this year, but I’m ready with a little stash if I’ve over looked someone.  I’m using one of the May release sets from Our Daily Bread Designs; this one is called As You Graduate.  I’m using more of the paper I used yesterday with the DCWV Linen – I love that stuff and yes, it is a stack.
For the focal point I used one of my Spellbinders fav’s – Fancy Tags.  I tried ribbon around two of the tags at the top and two of the tags at the bottom to make opposing ribbons.  It left just a little bit of space in the middle to nestle a sentiment.  On each edge I punched a fan motif with a Martha Stewart punch just to break up the print.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – As You Graduate
Paper:  The Paper Company, DCWV – Linen
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Labels Eight, Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags, Spellbinders™ Petite Scalloped Oval SM, Spellbinders™ Petite Ovals SM, Pearls, Ribbon, clear embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

  • Sharon FieldMay 10, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Lovely card….thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna L. MMay 10, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    OMgosh … WOW. That is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKMay 10, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    I love the Fancy Tags, too, but don’t have them yet. Everytime I see you use them I get anxious to get them. Awesome card–yours are always so “clean”. I seem to get too carried away with mine. I’ve got to learn to restrain myself. Less always seems better…and cleaner. Where do you buy your half pearls–bulk or by the package? I have to try stitching, too–one thing I’ve not attempted yet. Great job, Becca–you are the best! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Shelly CameronMay 10, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    SUPER FANCY Girl! Its is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoMay 10, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    It took me a while to spot the “fan motif”! LOL!! You never cease to amaze me with how you put various elements together to make such unique cards. I wish I had your artistic touch!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanMay 10, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyMay 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Oh so pretty! Love the colors… the dies you used… the gorgeous ribbon! :o)ReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZMay 10, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the way you layer paper and embellishments Becca!
    SOOOOO pretty!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaMay 10, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Wonderfully done, Becca! Love the bows and the way you used the three dies.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonMay 10, 2010 - 9:09 pm

    This is wonderful, Becca. I love how you come up with the most creative ways to use tools!

    Love and hugs ~

  • AndreaAMay 10, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    As always Becca, I love this card!!
    Very pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FMay 10, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    The bows definitely add the gorgeous touch. Beautiful as ALWAYS!!
    Just today I used one of your ideas for a card.
    Thanks so much for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 11, 2010 - 12:21 am

    This is beautiful Becca, love the dp and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • patounineMay 11, 2010 - 1:04 am

    trop belleReplyCancel

  • emilyMay 11, 2010 - 3:57 am

    What a lovely card and perfect timing. The ceremonies have already started!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 11, 2010 - 4:45 am

    Beautiful card Becca, how ingenious to use the labels north to south verses east to west. Such lovely colors chosen. I love how you put the bows to frame the focal point. It is just an all over beautiful design. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • MarcieMay 11, 2010 - 5:01 am


    Gorgeous as always. Your cards are always so lovely. I just can’t wait to look you up every morning to see what your latest creation might be. Thanks for being you!

  • Miss GMay 11, 2010 - 5:46 am

    Awesome card Becca, I love the fancy tags, I haven’t been able to find
    them in my area but I am still looking.ReplyCancel

  • janeyMay 11, 2010 - 5:55 am

    Very simple, very clever! I love the blue fans peaking out at the corners – almost missed them! Thanks, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • LynMay 11, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Gorgeous! Love the use of the tags!

    If I’m not mistaken, you have a blog candy to award, yes? I believe you said you were going to pick a random number last friday.ReplyCancel

  • VikiMay 11, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Beautiful! I have a question for you :) How do you send your cards. I know you spend alot of time on your bows and such. Is there a packaging secret so they don’t get squashed?ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 11, 2010 - 10:19 am

    I really love your style. Your designs are so precise and so complete. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Pam SpradlinMay 11, 2010 - 10:22 am

    Your card is fantastic. You have such a beautiful style.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineMay 11, 2010 - 10:29 am

    Love your card it that time of year and I am still behind makeing mys so got to get on it.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 11, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Fantastic, love the bows and how you wrapped the middle tag!ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 11, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    B- What a sweet, elegant, big-girl graduation card. I must steal-away this idea for my little-girl, grown-big (my college graduate this past weekend).ReplyCancel

  • KelleyMay 16, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    Love it! The bows are gorgoues and I love the FT used that way!ReplyCancel