Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Graduation Card

A quick card and post. I have a niece who just graduated from the University of Alabama and I needed to get a card into the mail for her.  Just a few punches of the stars, a sentiment, adding some black and white houndstooth ribbon I picked up at Hobby Lobby and it was finished. The ribbon is by Ribbon Boutique.

If you know anything about the U of AL this will explain the colors and the houndstooth. Think football and  Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant and you'll understand the houndstooth ribbon.

The punches are Fiskars XL star lever punch and Fiskars star small pop up punch.
Paper is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and PTI white.

Thanks to Carol  at Our Little Inspirations. She is the reason I bought these star punches because she always makes great things with hers. Every time I saw her use her stars, I knew I needed them.  So, I had them on hand just in time for making this card.  Hope you don't mind me showing your masculine card, Carol.

A huge congrats to Linley!! I'm so proud of you.

9 comments:

Carla S. said...

Very cool graduation card, Brenda! Perfect for a U of AL grad! Love the stars! I'm sure your niece will love it!

Marisa said...

This is great, Benzi!

Carol L said...

Thanks for the shout-out and sharing my card. I'm glad that I inspired you to make this great card for your niece! I love the red stars on the white background and that simple piece of ribbon pulls it all together perfectly!

Hussena said...

Oh wow i love the clean and simple look of this card....love the way you have used the negative of the stars to create the BG...such a Fabulous card!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

quick AND stellar

nwilliams6 said...

Rollll Tide!!! This is awesome. Love the ribbon mixed with all the Crimson! What a fantastic graduation card for an Alabama Grad. I so wish my kids had wanted to go there (and we could have afforded it). Hugz to you Benz.

Bonnie said...

I love these punched out stars and the red, white and houndstooth! Quick and simple. My favorite kind.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neat! Reminds me of a card I'd see in Paper Crafts magazine. (maybe you need to give that a go sometime...just sayin'!)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Brenda!! I love the layout with the ribbon in the center - so pretty! Perfect graduation card! Your niece is going to love it!