Graduation Hanna and Riley

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Friday again! Wahhooo!

And that means another Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge! This week our hostess with the mostess is the uber talented Candice Lightly. That girl has more creativity in her pinky finger than I have in my whole body! Her challenge HSC69 for us this week is to create a *gasp* one layer card!! She's a cruel, cruel lady sometimes. ;)

I held my breath and created this very simple one layer graduation card using the brand spankin' new Grad Hanna stamp set. Kristi is being sneaky again by releasing a set between releases. I ain't complaining though! I stamped blue stars all over the card, so it isn't THAT plain! LOL The Caribbean Blue edge you see is infact a sponged edge to create the illusion of a second layer. I was being sneaky. :) My cutting board was not happy with me or this card. I think we both were experiencing withdrawl symptoms from the lack of layers because I turned around and immediately created this Riley grad card just so I could breathe again! haha

Even Army cadets need a graduation right? I used up some left over Army patterned paper and this week's SCS sketch challenge, SC228. You can check out the Hanna Stamps Design Team gallery on SCS for more sneak peeks of this set and grad Riley.

Be on the look out for some blog candy from me later this morning! I'm really, really excited for you all! Oh, and on Monday, you might want to stop by here....I have some REALLY EXCITING news for you!!

Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

Card 1
Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Grad Hanna', stars from Studio G $1 stamps
Inks: StazOn, Creamy Caramel, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Papers: Georgia Pacific
Access: Ribbon, Sponges

Card 2
Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Grad Riley', sentiment from Studio G
Inks: StazOn, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - 'Creative Imaginations 'Army Emblem' and Reminisce 'Go Army'
Access: Ribbon, Eyelets, Dimensionals


Elena said...

Your one layer card is gorgeous, Sandra! I love the the stamped background!
And a what an adorable Riley card! Love how you was inspired!
Always love your coloring!
Can't wait to hear your news!

Silli said...

Hello Sandra, your card is sooooo beautiful You are my "coloringstar" wow.....! Great work! Happy weekend and big hugs!

Mary Giles said...

See! There isn't anything you can't do. Your one layer card is fabulous. The Riley is super cute too. I think next Friday is the Naval Academy,in Annapolis, graduation so a similar idea card would be perfect.

What is the BIG news!!!!??? I can't wait until Monday, that is just a huge tease. What DT snapped you up or what magazine are you being published in. AAAAAhhhh!

Mary Giles said...

So I clicked on the face and a scuba diving in the UK came up. Are you going on a trip?

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh what a tease!! Are you going on a trip, too?! Fun fun fun! I'll be checking back! Cards, of course, are fantastic!

kadie said...

What'd I tell you! You can totally rock and did rock the one layer card!! You're awesome!! Both cards are fantabulous. Wow, there is so much detail in that Riley card...I love it! So, now...what's this about a trip?

Catherine said...

Both cards are so good!!! Your coloring is stunning!!!! If you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have even noticed the one-layer thing because nothing is missing from this one! And Riley is looking soooo cute! Love that layout and your DP!

Anonymous said...

I love them both and had to double take on those details to see it truly was a one-layer card. You crack me up with the cutter withdrawal. I see you (and it) recovered quite nicely!

deifen said...

Two very different but equally striking cards! I really like the 1st card for its simplicity and clean lines.The papers and the image are fab in the riley card!
Am intrigued by your good news so will be back later to check!!
Dei xx

Nikki Fairbairn said...

They are both fabulous Sandra and your colouring is gorgeous, You did an awesome job with the challenge and so funny that you created the Riley card after having layer withdrawals ;-) Big Hugs, Nikki x

Shazza said...

loving both cards, your colouring is fantastic

Tracey said...

These are both fabulous Sandra! I especially love the Riley image.

cindersmcphee said...

Really like this card. i have never seen this stamp before. it is great

Jenny V. said...

You can make beautiful cards with just one layer.Great job Sandra.


Chrissy's Creations said...

Great cards, both are great but I love the second ... too cute!!! said...

sweet candy

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