Sunday, 2 June 2013

CFC103 - Congratulations!



The challenge at CASual Fridays this week is Congratulations. At this time of year, and especially this year, congratulations means graduation. My son is graduating from Grade 8 this year (the day before his birthday - talk about a celebration!) and heading to High School in September.

I masked and sponged the green and yellow (his school colours) before embossing GR8 (I love the play on "Great" and "Grade 8") and the 2013 directly on the sponged panel (both using Kelly Purkey's Plain Jane alphabet). The all-important 'congratulations' is cut out with a Spellbinders label die, edged in Stickles and popped up.

That same son is away on a canoe trip with the Air Cadets this weekend. It has rained off and on ever since they left and since they're supposed to be sleeping in tents (I have no idea if there's any more permanent shelter at the lake they're at), I'm sure he will be coming home very, very soggy!

ETA (June 7) - This card was chosen as a VIP!



22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful masking and sponging... not to mention the embossing!
Fab card!

Malika said...

its a faboulus card. I love it.

Malika

Lynn said...

oh la la...the masking and inking on this is amazing Ardyth! I'm sure your son will love it!

mypapercraftworld said...

The masking and spongeing is fantastic, Ardyth ... beautifuuly paired with the bold embossing ... your son's going to love it! Anita :)

Kim S said...

This came together perfectly! My youngest is going into 8th grade this year - so I am definitely CASing your idea next year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, poor wet soggy son! I just hope there is no flooding which is now plaguing the Midwest!

Your congratulations card for him for his very special Grade 8 finish is a pure delight, Ardy, clever, and perfect for a guy. Wow, high school! Just looking at your wedding photo from the January post, I know you are thinking how did THAT happen so fast?!

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats to your son!! That is so exciting...and like Darnell said, they grow up so fast, high school will zoom by. Wonderful card too. Great design.

Gabby said...

Great design and colors! Your son will surely be happy to receive it. :)

Mary Ann said...

Great card!Congrats to your son!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what an amazing grad card...love it! the masking and sponging is stunning. Congrats to your son!

Bobby said...

Isn't is great when a coincidence can spark a great card. It all came together beautifully.

Kristie Goulet said...

Another amazing card!

Geri said...

Wow - awesome masking and sponging! Another stunning color combo with a save-this-forever format! Funky and cool - perfect for an almost Grade 9 young man!

Tenting in wet, rainy weather....not fun! But like DH would say (back in our tenting day) "we're not made of sugar honey so toughen up". Hmmmm, no sugar in his coffee.....

Jocelyn Olson said...

Whoa! This card is incredibly striking, Ardyth! That's awesome that you used the school colors, too. Congratulations to your son. :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Alice Wertz said...

love the inked background. really cool card! thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Pamela said...

Oh mann that blending is just so so gorgeous <3 Thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

AMAZING! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

I can spot you a MILE away!! This stands out like a shining star in the gallery. Need that alphabet set. LOVE the sponging in school colors, the double meaning for GR8, the split up numbers, and how very Art Deco this looks. Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

What a great card! My son graduated from 8th grade too. I can't believe he's a high school freshman now. Blink of an eye!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on the VIP over at CFC! Very cool, my friend. Great card. Well done. Bev

Bobby said...

You're a VIP!! Is it any wonder? This card is so inventive.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you on the VIP win from CFC for your brilliant card!!