Academic regalia is fascinating in its history and significance. You see it every spring at Grad Ceremonies and it results in a rich and solemn spectacle during graduate processions. This regalia dates back to the middle ages and as late as the 1930s was actually worn daily to classes. Different types of robes and hats indicate different ranks of academic degrees and the colours are also significant, both to the university attended and the fields of study.
I was thinking of the rich colours when I created this card for the Mojo Monday Challenge #346:
This is a simple card to complete, but looks rich and classy enough for the most sophisticated grad:
- With Whisper White as a neutral, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey look amazing and rich together! The Stylish Stripes embossing folder added a neat Oxford-style texture to the Blackberry Bliss panel.
- The sentiment is from the Blue Ribbon stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink a punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. The Hello Honey matte was punched using the 1 1/2" Circles Collection framelit and then a Whisper White backing punched with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch was added.
- That gorgeous ribbon is the Stitched Satin Ribbon in Hello Honey. It comes in all the new In Colours and I love the lustre it has.
- The little banners behind the sentiment are cut from Hello Honey cardstock and the ends are flagged by snipping up the middle about 1/4" and then cutting from each outer corner to the top of the slit.
- The Pearl Basic Jewels add the finishing touches on the little banners and on the ribbon.
Retired List Blowout Sale
Be prepared to act fast on this one!! Some of the retired products will be offered at savings from 25% to 50% off until June 4. Shop On-Line at my store! Click on Saying Good-bye or Retired List, and you can check out all the mark-downs!
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!
- Blue Ribbon 
- Blue Ribbon Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
- Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
- Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock*
- Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock*
- Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad*
- Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon*
- Basic Pearls Jewel Accents 
- Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*
- Circles Collection Framelits Dies 
- 1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch 
- 1-3/4 Inch Scallop Circle Punch 
*Products that will be available June 2 in the new 2014/15 Annual Catalogue.