MOJO Monday 191 Graduation Card

Whew!  It has been a rough couple of weeks for my family and I lost my mojo.  So to get it back, I decided to participate in Mojo Monday.  I absolutely loved the sketch for this past Monday and I had a card I needed to make.  I also wanted to let my fellow Heart 2 Heart Challenge Design Teammates that I appreciate their patience with me.  I wanted to enter this card in the technique challenge since I did not get to participate as a Design Team member.  The techniques used included sewing, second generation background stamping, embossing, coloring images in with blender pen and reinkers, and coloring the embroidery thread with a marker.  So, here is the sketch:

This is such a useful sketch - so easy to do.  Despite that it took me a few hours to make this card.  My friend just graduated from University of Memphis.  She worked so hard and I wanted to make her a special card.  Their colors are a kind of Royal Blue and Gray.  In Close to My Heart colors, I found that Moonstruck was a close match and then I spent an hour looking for patterned paper in Gray Flannel.  I pulled out my old retired papers trying to find something that would work.  And then I remembered (brain dead here, LOL) that one of our new paper packs, Bliss, has some perfect Gray Flannel papers.  I used the stamp set, You Did It (C1351) for the stamped images.  Check out my card:

Well, what do you think?  Has my MOJO returned?  I even sewed on this card.  Check out the tassel I made on the mortarboard!  I didn't have any gray embroidery floss so I colored white embroidery floss with a Gray Flannel marker.  It looks a little more gray in real life.
I am done for the night and will finish the inside of the card in the morning and get it out in the mail.  Thanks for being patient with me and I am hoping to get some more artwork out there this week.  


  1. I'm so glad you found your mojo! Your grad card is fabulous! Love the tassle:) I hope life is calming down for your family {hugs}

  2. Melinda, this is a great card!!! Love all the techniques & that tassle is fabulous :) I think your mojo has returned! And I hope things are improving on the home front & NO more storms! Oh, & thanks for playing along at Mojo Monday :)

  3. This is definitely a special card for a special friend and her special accomplishment! I love how you made that tiny tassel. I do NOT have the patience for that.

  4. Love the details on the graduation cap. Great card. welcome back MOJO.


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