Sunday, April 20, 2008

Graduation

The weather here has been amazingly beautiful. I will have to post a picture of my patio so you can see why I enjoy this kind of weather so much. I have enclosed my patio and just had new windows put in. The kind where you can have the windows up, or down. The door I had installed is awesome and also has a window that slides up or down. I have a wicker swing and a fountain (my favorite piece) that I painted. The floor is slate of many colors and is probably the best part of the patio. Everyone who comes over just ooo's and aaahhh's about the floor. I also have a table and 2 chairs in the middle of the patio. I love to come home from work and turn on the fountain and swing...oh and sing. That is my rest time...Now that I have described one of my havens in my house...I guess I had better go figure out how to post pictures of it.

I have a lot of graduations coming up and this is my first card for my friend Kathy's oldest daughter, Kelley. I used SU's Mello Moss for the base and LeJardin Designer Series Paper...some of my favorites. Kelley's favorite color is green and I think this card suits her. I had the Celery Ribbon from a long time ago. I cut out the cap after drawing several I finally came up with what I thought looked really good. I used a computer for the font, Swarovski Crystals and a tassel I bought from Hancock Fabrics. If you click on the picture you can see that the cap is all glittery...where I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Cya :)



13 comments:

DCY said...

Wouldn't you know somebody named Kelley's favorite color would be green. I wonder if she is Irish? Anyway the card is absolutely darling. I love the sparkledy cap. The tassle is just perfect. I'm sure she will love it. I do!

Ila said...

Your card is Beautiful!! I have some grads coming up ....this is very inspiring!!
Your special place sounds delightful...would love to see pics!!

Laurie Unger said...

Velta - what a wonderful graduation card! I love the green and the tassle is just the perfect touch!

Aimee said...

What a beautiful graduation card...

Marilyn said...

Fabulous graduation card!! The sparkle in the cap adds so much to the card!! Man - graduations around the corner, must get busy myself making some cards - thanks for the inspiration!

Stacy said...

Hey Velta! Thanks for your comment. I made my signature at
http://www.mylivesignature.com/

When I was done making it I just saved the page with the code into my computer's favorites. When I post I just got to that page copy and paste it. There might be an easier way but I don't know any other way. HTH!

chelemom said...

Love the cap! I can't believe you did that by hand?! I think you should produce a pattern for people like me who can't draw worth a darn!

scrappermimi said...

What a pretty card, perfect for a graduation!

I would love to see your patio, I know what you me this kind of lovely weather just draws me out of the house!

Rosella said...

What a beautiful card Velta. And, oh I wish I was there with you. I am so tired of our cold weather. The sun is actually shining today, but there is such a cold wind blowing that it really makes no difference. Sorry for venting. Have a great day!!

Rose Ann said...

I love the colors and papers!! Your glitterfied cap is fabulous! I also love all of the crystals!

RockyMountainStamper (aka Melissa) said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Your work is always so very elegant, Velta. Thanks for sharin' it with us!!

I want to come visit your patio--it sounds sooo delightful!

Donna said...

what a nice card, very elegant for a graduation which really appeals to me!

Leslie Miller said...

This is wonderful! You drew the cap? Fantastic! Love the green and the sparkles. Very pretty for a feminine graduation card!