Monday, June 11, 2012

Sketch-Inspired Graduation Card

It seems like the time between Mondays is getting faster and faster - I guess that's what happens when you're having fun! We're back with another challenge here at Made Especially For You, and this week is sketch week. You can make any type of card you'd like, as long as it's inspired by the following sketch:
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps. I must say, they've become one of my favorite digi stamp sites and I really look forward to working with their images each month. They're offering the randomly chosen winner 7 images of their choice, a $21 value! The winner will also be offered a one-week guest designer position. As always, the top three will have their cards displayed at MEFY and will receive a top three badge to display on their blogs. 

I chose this adorable owl graduation digi and sentiment from Bugaboo to use on this week's card. I had a lot of fun playing around with different ideas for the card, and here's what I finally came up with:

This is actually one of my favorite cards I've made in a while. I colored this cute little fella with my Prismacolor pencils and combined it with papers from the DCWV High School mat stack. I was worried all the little graduation caps would be too obnoxious, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. If I could go back, I would repaint the 2012 numbers white instead of burgundy, I was trying to pull more red out of the background, and then realized the white would've looked better. Oh well! :) 

Stop by the Weekly Challenge page to get inspired by the sketch and to see what creations the design team has come up with. We'd love if you played along with us!



  1. LOL I LOVE that owl! He is adorable! Fantastic card

  2. cool card

  3. Such a cute card, love the way you colored that owl up.


  4. What a cute card! Love your coloring of that adorable owl :-) Nicely done!


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