Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pop & Circumstance

Hi friends,
Thanks so much on your comments for yesterday's apple pop-up card. It was quite easy to do :) but today's card... well... not so much! You'll see what I mean...
Wanna peek?
Here's the cover:
And when you open it...

Out pops... the GRADUATE!
This was not the card I was going to share today, actually. But this idea popped into my head this morning while I was getting ready for school. So I came home & tried to create what I had pictured in my head before it was gone forever ---> you know, to the place where all the "don't forget" things go. ;)

For the graduate, I also used the Sizzix Ball Die. I cut the flesh toned pieces & assembled them as you normally would. Then I die cut the hair (brown) & ran it through the CB D'vine swirls EF to give this guy some swirly curls.

Here's a side peek:
See those curly locks! BTW, the reason why this turns is because I added an extra piece underneath him so that his head could spin around (kinda like the exorcist--- but no projectile pea soup & scariness!!! hee!) To make his cap, I cut another layer in black & cut those pieces then I cut out a square for the mortarboard which I adhered to the top with foam adhesive.

Here's a peek at the back:
I know his hair in the back is uneven :) but this is probably how it WOULD look if I cut hair!!! (hee!) ---> keepin' it real, ya know!

A peek from above:
The "congrats" behind him was cut with my Gypsy (luuuuv!) Then I added some googly eyes & bad pen work for the face features (will have to work on that!) and I made the tassel with some embroidery floss.

So this project qualifies for the same challenges as my apple card. Here they are again:
I used the square version of the fab sketch from Mojo Monday #141.

And...... for Just Us Girls ---> dry embossing: his hair for curls

And if you've stuck this far, you get a gold star! So have you guessed the theme for this week yet??? Remember, there may be a POP quiz later... I'm just saying :)

Thanks so much for peeking today! Hope you like my grad guy:) and if there's a grad guy... then you know there can't be a grad girl too far behind ;)
Gotta Go!


  1. WOW-this is totally FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. That's so cool! I would have never thought of that!

  3. This is the coolest card and what a fun idea! Sophia is right I would have never thought of that either!

  4. Holy Cow!! this is sooooo stinkin' cute & creative!!!! I just love it!!!

  5. AWESOME Karli! You really went all out on this one! Love your little details (like the curly hair)

  6. JudyI in St. Louis MOJune 2, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    That is fabulous! What a great graduation card.

  7. Karli you completely ROCKED this mojo sketch. love how you did the hair too.

  8. Love your creativity this week with the 'pop' die!

  9. Really clever, love it. The curly hair is amazing. Such a cool project!

  10. oh my gosh, this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! What a clever way to do the hair too - Love it :)


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