Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oh My Stars!

   My niece is graduating from college next month. So I decided that I would combine two challenges by using the sketch from this week's Retrosketches challenge and play along with the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

    Here's this week's sketch.

 My card is a little non-traditional for a graduation card since it is lacking the traditional images which convey graduation. (cap, diploma)



    I rotated the sketch and used my zipper die as my focal panel.. The diagonal stripes Impression plate from PTI was used to add some texture to the background. Here's a shot of the sentiment under the zipper strip. It's from the Celebrations stamp set.

 
The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to use glitter.

 Of course, my stars meet that criteria. I used Lilac, Silver and Kiwi Green Glitter Ritz.

I can't believe that I have this card made a whole month before I need it.  Now I just need to remember to mail it on time.Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

10 comments:

Joyce said...

Super graduation card. I love that zipper die, and those glittery stars are such fun. Good luck remembering to send the card on time. That part often get me, too.

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! The stripes impression at the background is the perfect finishing touch!- Irma

Tracey McNeely said...

A fabulous graduation card Carol!

Leigh said...

Very pretty, Carol! Love the glitter stars!

Jen Adcock said...

Just perfect! You know I have that zipper die but too chicken to use it. You have me (nearly) feeling game enough to try it. LOL

Love the colors and those star! I just want to touch them. Just magic.

karen m said...

Beautiful card - I love all the sparkle xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fabulous! I bought that zipper die and have barely used it! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute! Love the glittery stars and how you used that sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

AJ said...

what a fun card! thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathy Mc said...

Great card, Carol ~ love the glittered stars and color choices!