Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Sky's the Limit

Today is a very special day for my family. My dad decided 8 years ago to go back to school to get his engineering degree. While working his full-time career he managed to not only graduate but to graduate with a 3.8 (he beat all three of his kids in that area). We are very proud of him and this goal he achieved. It's going to be weird not to hear about thermodynamics and capstone projects anymore when I talk to my dad.

So I needed to make ANOTHER masculine card. And I wanted it to be graduation card, but I didn't want black and gray. Here's what I came up with.


I broke out Look Up! and got to work. I actually stamped the balloon on Not So Navy cardstock and used my copics to give it a nice monochromatic depth. And how about that plaid sky? I think it's fun!

Hopefully he'll like it. Tonight we are having a massive graduation party! It should be fun.


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Have you played the EBTKS challenge? Break out your envelopes and come have some fun.

31 comments:

Laurel said...

What a great card, and how super for your dad!

paperscissors said...

kudos to dad, one amazing man! and to have fathered a creative young woman as well! congrats on life's successes!

Michele Gross said...

Awesome! The card is really cool but your Dad's story is awesome! That is amazingly cool and I think it definitely calls for a colorful grad card. :)

StampinCathy said...

Congrats to your DAD! Your card just says it all and love the colors and that set.

AnitaRex said...

I love that plaid sky! What a fantastic card for your dad! And what a great thing to accomplish!

Kay said...

Congratulations to your Dad! What a great achievement! He is going to LOVE your card. It's perfect for the occasion and perfectly "guy-ish"! Have fun celebrating!! ♥♥ Kay

AJ said...

that's so exciting! congrats to him and have fun!

Julie E said...

Super card - the plaid is perfect!

artfuldelight said...

That's a great card, I bet your dad is going to love it. Congrats to your dad!

Ryann Salamon said...

This is a great card and how proud your family must be. That's a great achievement!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations for your dad, kudos for you to be so proud of him and support him! Wonderful card, that plaid sky is lots of fun.

annieambriel said...

what a nice card.. Look Up set is one of my all time favourite. Such a wonderful musculine card. Your dad is awesome, humble and such a determine person. Likewise, like father like daughter.. you awesome in pursuing your current biz.. hats off dear lady. Wonderful.. Have a great weekend!

clouds shadler said...

congrats to ur dad Courtney, that is awesome, and a high GPA too! :) I really like the card, so masculine! WTG!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. That sky is gorgeous.

And congratulation for your father.

Ann said...

Great guy card! Congrats to your dad!

Virginia L. said...

A truly awesome grad card for an awesome cool Dad! Congrats!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to your Dad! What a great accomplishment and such a perfect card for the occasion!

Merry said...

Brilliant card...love how you have used the plaid for the sky. What an amazing Father you have....congrats to him for all his hard work.

Amy said...

What a great 'guy' graduation card!! Since I dont' have any graduation stamps....I'm going to have to think outside the box like you did! Congrats to your dad!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Congrats to your Dad, Courtney!! What an accomplishment!!!! He sounds like a super role model----no wonder you turned out so GREAT!! Love the card you made for him---especially the plaid sky and the way you added depth to the balloon! Have fun at the party!!

Jenny said...

This is soooo great! LOVE IT!! What an awesome triumph your Dad has done!! :) :) Have fun at the party!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Great card Courtney, and congrats to your Dad, that is quite an achievement!

Lea L. said...

What a cool thing your dad has done! That is awesome! Your card is awesome too!

♥♥♥Lea

Michelle said...

Perfect card for a really wonderful occasion. Love that O/A paper too - great background indeed!

Ayana Posadas said...

Yay! Congrats to your dad! That's awesome! And your card is great! I really like the twine and the monochromatic look of the balloon!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! really cool! amazing achievement!! very handsome card for your dad, too! super card!

travelingmama said...

Oh, wow! That is just too cool! Go Dad! He's going to love this card!!

Laural-Lee said...

You're dad is amazing!!! That took a lot of dedication and courage and very supportive family! And what an inspiration to his kids. I hope that one day my dh will decide to go on and get that civil Engineering degree that he's always wanted. Right now he's busy enough with 3 kids and a technicians job with the city.

You're card is fantastic and says exactly what your dad has proven.

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Yeah! Congrats to your dad. People like him inspire me so much, that no matter your age, one can still find time and energy to do new things!

Your card gives me new ideas! I need them, as I am in a little bit of a "uninspired time", but I'll get back on track! :-)

You know what's funny? You came up with a stamp set that had argyle pattern, then PTI came out with argyle pattern, too! You designed the hot-air balloons, not they are coming out with hot-air balloons, too! You're a trend setter, girl, keep at it!!

Cindy Lee said...

Great for your dad!! This is card is really perfect for him! I wish him all the best in his studies!

Randee E said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the coloring on the ballon. It's perfectly masculine and perfect for your dad! Congrats!!