Sunday, May 1, 2011

Graduation Card--Tuesday Trigger--A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo

Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger--A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo
and Our Craft Lounge Challenge

Polka dots--how fun!  I was inspired to use shades of blues with splashes of red from the Trigger.   I just stumbled across Our Craft Lounge and really liked the sketch for their challenge.   The sketch inspired me to create a card that doesn't open.  Instead, you lift the front and pull out a nice congrats surprise!   I used Up, Up and Away by Kaiser Craft to stamp of the craft card stock.

Though at first glance this card may not look exceptional, but I put a lot of thought to many of the elements.  I think what I am teaching in school is rubbing off on my card making.   I'm currently teaching about patriotic symbolism, so I incorporated symbolism into my card.  Here goes:   There is so much happening for a new graduate--it's a time to explore, seek new adventures, yet a time to pause a moment and reflect on the breathtaking accomplishments already achieved.  The hot air balloon (can't find source) represents cutting lose of strings--high school, childhood, parents.  The graduate has a new freedom with no bounds.  The polka dotted paper (DCWV) had a spiraling like pattern that made me think of how a person's world is so small at birth, but as a person ages the world gets bigger as new ideas, new people, new interests are developed.  The horizontal lined paper (DCWV) represents milestones--high school, college, marriage, parenthood, career, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. thanks for the comment on my card, and visiting my little blog.
    Of course I don't mind if you CASE my card, just be sure to link back to me if you post in here on your blog. I love this card, with the little pull out section, such fun!

  2. What a fantastic card, and I love all the symbolism behind the elements--they make it all the more special. That background is fabulous--very cool stamp. You have some awesome cards on your blog...glad to find it! :)

  3. Neat take on the Trigger!

  4. Hey Indy! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments!