Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Four Graduation Cards

Today, I have four graduation cards to share that I made for
The Card Concept #37: The Butterfly Effect
 CAS(E) This Sketch #127 designed by Sam Simpson:

 

Here are my cards, which are Clean & Layered...

Four Graduation Cards Leigh Penner @liegh148 #cards

I started by smooshing my watercolour backgrounds using 
Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Ruby Red and Warm Sunshine inks.
Then, from my white linen cardstock, I diecut the squares using a Pretty Pink Posh die.
I also diecut the Life is Beautiful butterfly (from PTI) from the white linen cardstock
and the Wet Paint Cuts III word die from black cardstock.

Four Graduation Cards Leigh Penner @liegh148 #cards

I stamped the sentiment using PTI's KIS: Graduation stamp set.

I was a little random with my smooshing -- I actually did a whole
9x12" sheet and then cut it down to four cards.

Here are the other ones:

Four Graduation Cards Leigh Penner @liegh148 #cards

Four Graduation Cards Leigh Penner @liegh148 #cards

Four Graduation Cards Leigh Penner @liegh148 #cards

Remember you, still have time to make something using this sketch --
the tinkliest at CAS(E) this Sketch closes at 9amCST tomorrow (Thursday, June 18th).

By the way, I'm also linking this up to this week's 
My favourite technique is smooshing.

Thanks for looking!

24 comments:

Brandi said...

Beautiful cards! Great colors!

suefisherdesign said...

This is a fantastic card, Leigh! I totally LOVE the smooshed background and the idea of making a larger sheet to cut into several cards. These would make a beautiful set!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SUCH a pretty design, Leigh, and I LOVE those backgrounds! What a clever idea to make a whole sheet, and then cut them down for four cards.... love that tip!

sandie said...

I love the use of colour here and the fab black die just adds a fab touch of drama, so pleased you joined us at The Card Concept x

Neha said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh. Love all the colors and that black die cut

Happy Dance said...

These are just lovely, Leigh. Those sponged backgrounds are pretty and happy! Great butterfly and I love the "congrats" in black - draws the eye right into the colors. Fantastic. Bev

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Wow! I love your 'smooshing'. The colors are so lovely! What wonderful cards, I'm sure the recipients will treasure them!! Thank you for playing along with the Card Concept challenge!

I Card Everyone said...

Just so beautiful, Leigh. Love the brighter colors for your smooshing! I must remember that lovely linen cardstock!!!
=] Michele

Sandy S. said...

Wow...your smooshing is so vivid! All the cards are beautiful.

KayM said...

These are gorgeous Leigh! Love how you combined the sketch with the inspiration photo!! Perfect!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh these are wonderful Leigh.

Jen Mitchell said...

These are fabulous! I love the smooshed colors!

Kelly Latevola said...

Great minds think alike! Our cards are looking pretty similar for these challenges lol. I love your soft watercolor background, so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards Leigh!! Love the colors behind the butterflies and the elegant black sentiment die cut. Love these!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous cards, a lovely design and such fabulous coloured backgrounds!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Sats Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

obee said...

Beautiful cards... I need to get back to some smooshing! TFS!

Debbie said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! So vibrant! I really need to try smooshing.

Deepti said...

Ah-mazing is the word :)

Michele Kovack said...

Love all of your cards!!!

cm said...

You already know my response to these ultra-stunning beauties...swooning. Mega swooning! Love them allllll!
~c

Jo Nevill said...

Loving your gorgeous, colourful cards !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Jennifer K said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure the grads will love them!

Lucy said...

These are so pretty!
I am in awe of how CAS cards can be so stunning!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card & fabulous colours :)