Sunday, 8 July 2012

A card at last!

Hello everyone. It has been an awful long time since my last proper card post.

Things have been busy here with my last stretch of my degree in sight. I am chasing around ENT surgeons by day and organising my Cook Islands elective by night! I just bought my flights the other day and it's exciting and daunting all at the same time. I've never done any real travel in my life, unless you count immigration as travel.

Anyway, I only have 5 week left before I head off and the clock is ticking for me to get organised. I have set up a new mini blog for my elective so when I get time, I get to give everyone updates on what I'm up to.

So... card time right? About time! Sorry for all this wait!

I've decided that my stamping/crafting mojo has gone on a holiday of its own and that it isn't coming back any time soon, so I've made myself a project to get started. Seeing as I am graduating this year, lots of my friends are too! I thought I'd make as many graduation cards as possible before I head off. So far... only one. It took me about a week of saying "I will stamp tonight" before I even got out a piece of cardstock.


It's a simple card. I used blue and yellow to represent Otago University colours. And why chevrons? Because I just bought it off Laura on PTI forums haha.

It seems that taking photos in the evening without adequate ambient light + a smartphone gives you that slightly grainier look (i.e. poorer quality) + yellow hue. It's still better than the so-called proper camera in my house. I am planning on buying a point-and-shoot camera soon (just because my grand plans of buying a dSLR this year fell through when I bought a car instead!) so hopefully it will do a better job.

Thanks for all the wait. I hope to bring you more shortly. If someone sees my stamping mojo on holiday in America or elsewhere, please tell it to get back to NZ quick because I need it.

PS - That card I mentioned a while back finally got published in PaperCrafts Stamp It! Vol. 9 a couple of weeks ago. It is truely exciting to see it standing tall and proud, and right next to Betsy Veldman's! ;)

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
STAMP: [PTI] Chevron Stripes, For the Graduate
INK: [PTI] Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise; [Adirondack] Earthtones Pitch Black dye ink
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White

4 comments:

Leigh said...

Wonderful!!

Robin said...

Love the chevrons! Great card.

Deb said...

Love those chevrons! Fabulous graduation card! I would mass produce this one!

Cassie_lu said...

The use of chevron stripes looks great with the graduate's cap and sentiment.