Sunday, 5 May 2013

That Time of Year


It's getting to be the time of year for graduation cards (for my friend who's daughter is graduating from St. Francis Xavier University). I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the numbers and the background and used the same hanging-over-the-edge idea as Tuesday's Mother's day card.

It's also the time of year for year-end teacher celebrations and gifts. I'm in charge of the Teacher/Staff year end lunch. Here's the invitation. I had to make 45 of these pretty quickly, so I went hybrid, printing the words in The Urban Way font and then stamping Papertrey's brush strokes and adding the sketchy L'il Inker stars. I like that it looks hand written. (if my hand writing were that neat!)

12 comments:

Geri said...

SOLD! I'm definitely ordering the Portrait! This is amazing! Of course, it wouldn't be Ardyth without the Stickles.

Great job photographing the shiny paper - not an easy task! Are you taking the pictures outside? Love the grey background too (paper or cloth?)

Geri said...

Awesome font - it does look like it could be hand printed (but not my printing either!!!). I am seeing the 'brush strokes' set being used in so many different ways. Quite a versatile set.

I honestly don't know how you manage to keep up! Wish I had just a wee fraction of your energy!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...these invites are absolutely awesome! I love the combo of printed/stamped! and the grad card is perfect. Love the touch of glitter!

mypapercraftworld said...

Amazing sparkle and impact, Ardyth ... stunning stickling! What a fabulous invitation ... perfect for such a celebratory occasion! Don't think I've made 45 cards this year yet, never mind 45 in double quick time!! Awesome! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic invitations Ardyth, the bright bold colours are just perfect!!

Hannelie said...

OOh lala!
Gorgeous shimmer, so beautifully put together!

Susan said...

Looks like you're giving your Silhouette a workout! Don't you love it?! Two great cards....the invitation is awesome!

Bobby said...

I've been wanting that watercolor stamp and you used it brilliantly. As for the grad card - I love the way you did it and I have a Portrait that I'm learning to use. I'd love more direction on how to do this card if you don't mind. You can email me at bobbarah at gmail dot com.

Jean said...

Both are FANTASTIC!! Love the combination of digital and stamping on the invites ~ great idea!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very pretty!!!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful graduation card!

Kelly Griglione said...

I have to admit, your grad card makes me a tad uncomfortable ... all that glitter paper that I would have a hard time parting with!! Good for you for using it ... such a wonderful effect and appropriate for the occasion. Cool stripes too. My favorite is how you lined up the numbers though. Very pleasing to the eye.

I held off on the brush strokes thinking, can't I just do that with my brush? But of course I never have, and then it would be as saturated as the stamp. It's perfect for your mass-produced invites.