Oct 11, 2017

College Colors Handmade Graduation Card


It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Our hostess Sara Emily has chosen the theme 'Tis Near Halloween.  She says, "It's no secret. I. Love. Halloween.  With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme.  If Halloween isn't your thing, that's OK - just be sure to include orange, black and purple in your vintage or shabby chic project.  (These colors are not required if your theme is Halloween.) It would be a grave mistake to miss this challenge!


I am NOT a fan of Halloween, so I used the color combo challenge to create a purple and orange Clemson University graduation card.  Go tigers!  I stained my seam binding and doily die with Dried Marigold and layered over a white embossed black background.  I added a few purple flowers from my stash and the new Prima Amber Moon flowers.


A simple stamped sentiment strip and some glittery die cut accents complete the look.  I hope you'll be inspired to play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 giftcard to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.


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31 comments:

  1. Awesome back drop and GORGEOUS flowers - wow! This is a beauty and special treat. Love it.

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  2. Really, really pretty! The Clemson grad will cherish this for years to come!

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  3. What a wonderful bouquet to receive for graduation - and it will last! Love the new header (though it may not be so new, I guess - I'm behind with visiting again).
    Alison x

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  4. Absolutely stunning. Love how you mix the colours, patterns etc and produce amazing and unique projects x

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  5. Not the most obvious colorcombination, bu t for Halloween just great and I find your card strikingly beautiful! Love the gold on it too!

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  6. Wow, Autumn! What a great Halloween card! I love the beautiful colours and the pretty background. Kisses!!!

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  7. Great card! Fantastic use of green, purple and orange in a non-Halloween theme.

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  8. Autumn, I knew you were not a fan of Halloween in the least, so I knew you (and others) would appreciate the color challenge, and you did an outstanding job with it! I love that white embossed background layered with all those beautiful flowers and those glittery touches! Way to rock the challenge! Sending great big hugs! Go Tigers! PS I love your (maybe not so) new header--very professional! Can you help me with mine? :):)

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  9. What a fabulous and perfectly shabby card. I love the colour combo and how nice that they are college colours so you could make something with meaning since it isn't a Halloween card. Lucky the recipient.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. Very beautiful, I love the colour scheme and those beautiful die cuts. Thank you for sharing at Ooh La La
    Jane

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  11. Autumn, this is one the most gorgeous graduation card I ever seen! You are so talented and creative. Love love love all the layers and flowers. WOW!

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  12. Oh, Autumn, what an amazing card! I love these colors, and what a beautiful collage for a graduation card! I love the flowers and the doily, and it is all so beautifully put together...you delight me with all your work! Hugs!

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  13. A beautiful card Autumn that uses those colours we associate with Halloween perfectly. Thank you for sharing xx

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  14. This is so gorgeous!! The layers are amazing!! I love the colors and details you added!! Stunning, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. The 'chalkboard' background really shows off those gorgeous flowers beautifully, the colours are wonderful and I just love the whole design of your Graduation card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. I am not a fan of Halloween either. I Love your card and the colors are beautiful. Really nice contrast between the background and the embellishments.
    Kate

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  17. We don't "do" Halloween here in Australia and I like your alternative take on the challenge. Gorgeous layering and who knew that a pop of purple would work so well with the Orange, Peach and Apricot tones. Lovely work.

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  18. Abundance is the word that comes to mind - beautiful layering/clustering. I've only just noticed the header as well - not sure if new, but sure is eye-catching!

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  19. what a gorgeous card - such a special remembrance for the graduate and lovely to have it in the school colors! Julia xx

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  20. What a beauty! Love how you used those Halloween colors.

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  21. Wow! This is another amazing creation! Judy x

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  22. Gorgeous layers and love the black background! Makes the orange pop! Beautiful! ;-)

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  23. What a beautiful halloween card! I love how it is gorgeous with the flowers and layers and yet keeps the halloween colors with the lovely black background! Fabulous!

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  24. I love your beautiful card, Autumn, with those gorgeous Halloween colors! You did a great job using the colors without the theme and I especially love the pop of purple with everything else. It was great seeing you - Gail and I appreciated that you took the time to come see us. Hugs!!

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  25. Stunning card with Beautiful colors!! I so love this combo Autumn- bright and cheerful!
    hugs,Jackie")
    my you are a busy one- heehee xx

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  26. We don't do Halloween either Autumn but I do love that colour combo. The bright oranges and the purple look so striking against the white embossed black background and the glittery die cuts are the perfect finishing touch. Love this!! hugs xx

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  27. Such a beautiful card Autumn....love the pretty Halloween colour / graduation card! Stunning floral cluster, wonderful layering!

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  28. Beutiful card and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours!! really Autumn!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    TTCRD DT
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit and follow my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

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  29. Oh I absolutely love the layers Autumn and as a Clemson alum, I am over the moon with these colors. Go Tigers!!!!! Stunning card -- Mary Elizabeth

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  30. That is such a sweet, feminine card, I love the way you combined the Ambermoon flowers with the Tim Holtz doily! (Was it a pain to get rid of all the little pieces after die cutting it? It looks like, if it was, it was totally worth the effort, because it looks GREAT!!!) How sweet of you to make this as a graduate card! I always say, the GIFT IS THE CARD when so much effort goes into it like this! Great job!! BTW, I used to work in Japan and met with a team of people from Clemson University! Lots of school spirit there!

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