Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You take the cake..

Hello folks!  I have another graduation card to share with you today.  And it's another not so typical graduation image.  Can you tell I'm in a repurposing mood?  I love Mo Manning's image Cupcake Thief released in rubber through Stamping Bella.  That mischievous grin and mile high cupcake treat make me smile.  And I got to thinking that it would be perfect for another niece (yes, I have a rather large family) who graduated from college recently and with honors.  Actually the vision for this card is not my own, I was surfing the internet and so enjoyed Tracy MacDonald's version with the image appearing to run off the page that I decided to give it a try. 

I started by stamping the image onto Bella's Bestest paper and colored her with copics.  Once I was done and determined how big I wanted the card, I drew a line down the left side of the image and cut it away.  It left me with the image running off...brilliant Tracy!  Thank you for the inspiration!  The sentiment, which Tracy also used, fit right in with my graduation theme so I found a font I liked on my computer and ran this through my printer...that was a little scary especially since it was after all the coloring was done!  But alas all went well and I heaved a sigh of relief.  I matted the card with Bazzil cardstock and mounted it to Neenah Classic Crest solar white cardstock.  I added some glitter to her wings and shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol around her.  A teal button and flag finish this off.

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya on Friday for our Christmas in July Bellariffic Friday challenge.



Dana White said...

Cath this is awesome. I must remember this idea!!

Leslie said...

Adorable - love her little foot "outside"!