Wise Owl Graduation

Hello once again. There is a new challenge up at Cardz4Galz, and the new theme is ‘Graduation‘. Here is my card:

This card actually took quite a bit of time to get together. I didn’t think I had anything which in any way meant to be graduation and I did spend a little time thinking about die-cutting a mortar board hat and adding a sentiment – but then didn’t think I had a graduation sentiment……….

So – hunting through my stash I came across this new stamp set from Clearly Besotted – not yet put away from buying the recent release – and saw…….a mortar board hat, and a scroll, and the little owls in the same set I could play with.

I stamped the images, coloured them with Copics, then die cut them. Now to the background……..

I decided to keep this quite simple and used the ‘Polka Dot Plate‘ die from Avery Elle, cut in white card, and placed on a black base card. Then to the sentiment………

and came across the Lawn Fawn stamp set ‘Reveal Wheel Spring Sentiments‘ bought with – you guessed it – the reveal wheel dies………….and there we had a graduation word. I cobbled together the sentiment you see, and stamped onto a black square, heat embossed in white.

I did toy with the idea of putting the square like a diamond, like a mortar board hat, with a little tassel, but went with what you see.

When I placed the images, I even cut into the owl’s hand a little so he could be holding the scroll:

I hope you can come and join us for this ‘Graduation’ themed challenge – the design Team have some fabulous varied inspiration for you. I look forward to seeing you there and seeing what you come up with. 🙂 🙂

I shall also be playing along with the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams Challengeanything goes

Colour Crazy Challengeanything goes colouring

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS Polka Dots

10 thoughts on “Wise Owl Graduation

  1. Great Graduation card. Love the little owl and adore the background die. Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT


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