Stamps: Cap and leaves (Biblical Impressions), Celebrate/ Inspiring Messages ( Hero Arts) Paper: Den Belle (Chatterbox)
I also used color pencils (of course) and hand stitched the border with Perle Cotton.
Finished card is 8 1/2" x 4"
I don't have too many graduations this year. Thank goodness we don't have one at our house. My oldest daughters graduated back to back in 2006 and 2007. I have a couple more years until the next one.
This card is for a beautiful young lady who was home schooled. Since I didn't have school colors to worry about, I took the liberty to use some paper I love. I hand stitched this border because I'm afraid of my sewing machine. Seriously I just haven't played with the new machine enough to get the hang of it. The machine I had for years( since college) finally died on me. It was like an old friend whose hand I had to hold each time I tried to use it. When it didn't act right (which was every time) I knew what to do to make it right. This new one has too much computerizing going on. That's a word right? Anyway, I don't mind doing the hand stitching and I think I like the heavier cotton vs the regular thread. The only thing I need now is a guide to poke the holes evenly.
As you can see I didn't use the light studio. I tried it, and I wasn't happy. I'm really not a gadget person as you can see... No that's not true. I have a lot of gadgets. I guess it just takes me a while to get them figured out. Once I do, I love them. I don't have the light studio figured out yet. What I had been doing involved a window, afternoon sun, and a sheer curtain. I think I'm going to go back to that for now. Unfortunately, I'm limited to a small window of time to get the optimum results. I'll talk more about the light studio as I learn more. BUT, if you didn't get out to get one last week, don't stress about it. If I'm going to do this light box thing, I'm going to get a really nice one or make a nice one -- with better lights. Actually I need to see if my husband still has his big studio lights from waaaay back when he used to do a lot of photography.
Enough rambling for one day. I'll let you know more later about the "light studio".
By the way, as I was taking the picture this morning, I had some interference...
at first he tried to pretend I wasn't talking to him when I said "MOVE!"
have a blessed day! Jacki