Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers May Release . . . Here Comes the Grad!

Welcome to the Mark's Finest Papers May blog hop!

I am having tons of trouble with the html codes, so this is going to be an abbreviated version of the regular post! Check the main blog at Mark's Finest Papers for complete details about the hop and becoming a guest designer! If you are at my blog now, you should have arrived from Anne. After your visit here, please proceed to visit Connie! Mark's Finest Papers is releasing four new sets this month. All four are available today, here is the first one, Here Comes the Grad!

This was serendipitous timing because I needed at least three college graduation cards. The top two I made using the Joseph's Coat technique, using a Celebration kaleidacolor pad for my base color. In brief for that technique, brayer your color onto glossy cardstock. Stamp your chosen images in versamark onto the paper and emboss using clear powder. Rub a craft ink pad over the entire sheet. Let it dry completely! (don't ask me how I know this). Then wipe gently with a tissue and the embossed section will have resisted the ink, showing the color beneath. My goal was to recreate in color the very end of graduation when at the graduations I have attended, all the grads throw their hats in the air and they spiral towards the ceiling. To me that moment just bursts with exuberant celebration!




For this next set of cards, the top one I created in more feminine tones for my oldest, who graduated on Saturday summa cum laude from her university. Yes, I am a proud mama! I used a modified version of the step card, this will fit into an A2 envelope. Don't you love the hat pins? Those are from MFP too!




As you can tell, I had fun with this set. I really like that owl image and the graduation cap, of course, will work for any age group's celebration. Again, please visit Connie next! Happy hopping!

38 comments:

Becky said...

Wonderful job with this new image.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are lovely - that black & rainbow card is so cool - how did you do that?

Lois said...

The rainbow look is marvelous!

Neva said...

Oh WOW Peggy, these are all fantastic but that top one is awesome. Love it.

Connie said...

These are all nice but the first is my favorite! I love the effect you got Peggysue.
Connie

Dawn said...

fabulous samples for this set, but I love those first ones!! great job

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful owl cards. All those punched borders look great.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, these four grad cards are amazing! I really love that technique on the first two. I've never seen that before!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome after awesome after awesome after awesome!! What amazingly exquisite graduation cards, Peggysue!! I'm going to have to give that Joseph's Coat a try!!

imastampin said...

I just love that technique on the top cards. Fabulous creations - all!

Roxie said...

Wonderful cards and techniques!

Barbara Colbert said...

Wonderful! Great cards!

Designing with Debbie said...

Love the cards, they are amazing. I love the Joseph's coat technique. Great work. Thanks for sharing

Dawn Mercedes said...

great cards!

Pam said...

Wow, I'm blown away by these beauties you've created! I love the richness with the black and what a sweet one with the pink. I better get busy and make some more we've got lots of graduations.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! I totally agree with what everyone else said!! STUNNING!!!!

Pat Garvin said...

Love that technique.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love the first one, but they all are wonderful!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

FYI- your link to Connie is broken.

ashjoy said...

These are perfect timing for you! Great cards!

Peggysuez said...

Thanks Karen, I fixed the link!

Vicki Dutcher said...

EXCELLENT - my fav of the day -- love this technique!!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, this set came out just in time for a proud mama! Congrats to your daughter. Beautiful examples!

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--what GREAT cards!!! I really like them all but must admit the mulit-colored mortarboards on the black is my favorite! TFS

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, you outdid yourself! Each card is different and unique. Great job!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh WOW!!! I love that color!!! I need to try that - I absolutely love these cards!

mjensen602 said...

These Joseph's Coat cards are so unique! The idea about throwing caps in the air is brilliant. Congrats on your daughter's graduation!

Sharron said...

Wow, these are all marvelous! I love the deep, rich colors on the first and the wonderful owl image on the last two. Great job! And congrats to your daughter too!

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards. I love how your Joseph's coat card looks. Those caps are stunning.

Traci M said...

Really cool grad cards...I need to look and see what I have in that department. I love the grad caps especially...but the owl ones are great, too!! Hope you're all stocke dup now, thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Allymcb1 said...

What a wonderful set of cards you have really set the images off. Love the black ones.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow I love all of these grad cards!!

Josephine said...

Beautiful cards!

Thanks for joining the fancy folds challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

Lagene said...

Beautiful owl cards and the tosses caps cards are fantastic!

Renee said...

Great couple of cards. Thanx for joining us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Fabulous cards showing the versatility of these images!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

sparklingblackrose said...

Great cards :-) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week-hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT-xxx- p.s i have candy :-)

Janeen said...

i just bought that punch and so pretty to see it in pink.