Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Two new Riley Moose cards

It has been a very, very long time since I've made a Riley Moose card.  Now I am trying to get caught up some. So here is a Riley graduation card for my nephew Nate.  Even though he graduated in 2011 I think "better late than never!"

I used the Graduate Riley stamp and stamped it out repeatedly on the front of the card.  All the images were colored with Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils.  Some parts of the images are smoothed out with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits).  I trimmed the face from one moose and inserted a picture of Nate in the graduating class!

The inside panels --

The black and orange dew drops are Riley's form of money - nuggets!!
Maybe I should have put a pic of Nate on the Riley on the stars.  Oh well, too late now.

Nate had a red tractor when the Riley Moose cards started, so every card Riley drives away on a red tractor.
I also had a piece of designer paper that sort of looked like a road.  Every card had the tractor on the "road".

If anyone is interested in the background story of the Riley Moose cards, please go back in my blog to older posts.  The first Riley card was done 12/01/08.  Over the years there were 16 to 20 Riley cards.  They were a lot of fun to make. Most of the posts have Riley in the title so you can easily find them.

For Nate's birthday, which was the end of June, I made a birthday party card for him. 

Please join me for the surprise party Riley and Sophie threw for Nate.

 Sophie is very proud of the cake she baked for Nate.  Riley did all the decorating.

Because I am late getting this card done, I apologized.  When the flaps are opened up all the party guests stand up!

Every one of these characters was featured on a card at one time or another.  There are several views of the party guests.

But the time has come to say goodbye to Riley and Sophie. 

The cards were mailed anonymously from Riley Moose.  Friends and family helped me out by mailing some of the cards from their hometowns.  The postal clerks got in on the secret by smearing the cancellations on the envelopes for me.  It was a joint effort with a lot of people involved.

To this day, Nate has not figured out for sure who Riley Moose is.  If you look very closely, you will see where I have added "aka Aunt Kathy" in one of the road stripes.  Will Nate see it?  Maybe, if he turns the card over.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you have enjoyed this visit with Riley and Sophie.



Only By His Grace said...

Wow Kathy, What a super job you have done. Such a fun card.
A real keepsake.
Hugs maz

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it!

Chris said...

This just brought such a huge smile! Well done, Kathy!

Chris Christensen

Paper Tails said...

Awesome, how fun is this! I love it....


Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Fun and cute cards.
Blessings Doreen

Anonymous said...

Wow, wonderful cards, love the scene you've created,such a lot of work
Hugs julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, This card is so adorable with all the images inside :o)