Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Amazing Things

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Karren and here’s what I did with it!
Graduation: Amazing Things

My card is definitely not a work of art but it's absolutely what I needed and I definitely thank Karren and her sketch which sent me in the right direction.

My oldest son graduated from college last week.  He took quite a circuitous route to get there so is graduating at 26 1/2 years old. Even if he weren't an older graduate, he is totally not into any pomp and circumstance so he did not attend (nor did we) any of the ceremonies.  All of that sort of stumped me when it came to making him a card.  I have a number of graduation cap dies that could fly through the air on the card, but that's the pomp and circumstance.  I have images of guys in robes - also pomp and circumstance.  But with the sketch, I started realizing I could use a meaningful sentiment along with stars in school colors. I am NOT a fan of his school colors, but they are what they are.

Just three stars didn't quite cut it so I started looking for different stars, patterns and a bit of glitter. I ended up doing one as a cut out with the patterned star on the inside. This is one of the very rare times that I decorated the inside.

Graduation: Amazing Things

For now, he's staying in his college town of Fort Collins, Colorado because he can work from home.  It's a beautiful town with a fabulous restaurant and bar scene.  We went up last weekend to see his first grown-up apartment and then he insisted on buying lunch (it was kind of cute!)  It's about an hour and a half from our house which is nice - we can visit, but not every day!

Graduation: Amazing Things

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamps: Pinkfresh My Favorite Things to Say

Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Stars and Free Star

Paper: Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce, and Bumblebee

Ink: Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce

Other: Heat and Stick Powder, glitter


  1. What a great take on the sketch and a fun card for your son! Congrats to him... and you!

  2. Sounds like this is the perfect card for your son, Kim! So wonderful - congrats to you all!

  3. Kim, this awesome card is perfect for your son that doesn't want anything to do with pomp and circumstance. I may CASE this idea for my grandson in a couple of years. He feels the same. Enjoy your day!

  4. This is just perfect for a graduation design! Congratulations to your son!

  5. I love all of the different stars! And I love that your son graduated from college! Congrats to all!

  6. This is such a brilliant take on the sketch, Kim! I love this modern and graphic style.


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