Friday, May 23, 2014

ConGRADulation - KBD Aloha Friday CH #24

Good morning!

Today starts a new challenge over at the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday challenges.

Challenge #24
Sponsored by Bugaboo
Prize - 7 digis

Make sure to stop by the Aloha Friday challenge blog to see the rest of the cute creations by the Bees. They are sure to inspire and amaze with their projects.  Here's my graduation themed card featuring Hello Panda

Yes under all that is this image:

I had a lot of fun getting this to look like a graduate.  There were a few moments of frustration, but also triumph once I was done.  Because there was a lot going on with the graduate I kept the rest of the card simple.  I know you're probably thinking that washi paper is not subtle, but I think it doesn't detract too much from the Panda graduate or did I get that wrong?  If I did, well it's too late, everything is glued down. (hahaha)

This reminds me of the graduations in Hawai'i when the graduate receives leis that almost cover their faces.  Thought it would be fun to do something similar here.  The diploma is a rolled piece of paper with some gold twine tied around it.  I used gold cardstock to make the banners and I wrote 2014 down each one. The cap was a freebie from the internet as for the gown, I used a scrap piece of black cardstock and freehand drew, then cut the gown to make it work.  I'm pretty happy with the end result.

Well I hope I inspired you today with my graduation card.  I'm not sure I'll attempt this again, but if I do I'll try to remember to make a template.  Don't forget to make sure to follow the theme and then link up with us.  You have until Friday, May 30th to link up.  Mahalo for stopping by, have a great Memorial Day weekend!!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

How clever Leanne. Just LOVE your grad Panda with the pretty "Hawaiian" leis. Have a super fun weekend.

Lynn said...

Your panda graduate is wonderful and the background paper is not overpowering. I love all the extra attention that you paid to the details (like the diploma and lei). Have a super Memorial Day weekend!

Linda said...

Super cute!!! love the panda with all the flower leis!!! Super creative as always!!!

Kathy Dinh said...

You are so creative! Love the clever Congraduation word and the way you dress up panda for graduation. The flower lei is beautiful!!

Denice said...

Oh my, the washi paper is perfect....not sure why you think it is too much! Such a fun graduation card, glad it finally worked out (I can relate to those frustrations!)