Over the years we’ve become friends with several of the other families from our high school who are involved in the marching, symphonic and concert bands.  Today’s card was made for one band girl extraordinaire who is graduating this year.  She is an excellent flautist, she’s a bunch of fun and joy to be around, and we’ll miss her when she is off to college next year.

I used Freshly Made Sketches #88 for the layout, but turned it on its side.  I made an attempt to have the graduate image resemble our friend.  I added length to the hair on the image, but I wasn’t brave enough to draw in eyeglasses.  The school’s colors are bright blue and white, but the marching band uniforms and sports teams’ uniforms also have a lot of black on them.  So I chose blue, black and white for my color scheme.  I had to do some tweaking with my photo editing software, but the embossing I did on the black strip shows on the photo now.  I had the pieces of the card all laid out before adhering them down to the card base, and it seemed like something was missing.  I called my older son over because he’s good friends with the graduate, and I asked for his thoughts.  We decided together that a little bit of red would help brighten everything – and it also ties in with the red cording accents on the marching band uniforms.  Here is the final result:

I’ve decided to go ahead and enter this in this week’s Inkspirational “Anything Goes” challenge, too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll join me in wishing all the best to Emilie and to all the other members of the class of 2013!


Digital Image: Pure Innocence 028 (Heather Ellis)
Stamp: Itty Bitty Banners (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Real Red (SU); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: printer ink; Real Red (SU)
Other: Victoria embossing folder (ProvoCraft); Bitty Banners Framelits dies (SU/Sizzix)

3 Responses to “congratulations, girl”

  1. Great graduation card! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I love how you made this card so personal, it will be cherished. The strip of red was inspired, it really pulls the whole card together x

  3. Absolutely darling, Patricia! You were right about the red–it really makes the other colors POP! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! 🙂

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