Had to update this post, as we have been having some problems with internet connections and the first post had only half of what I originally typed in but didn't get saved before it published.
We've been having some pretty nasty storms lately and lots and lots of rain so I think it's reeked a little havoc on the internet provider. They are apparently working on the problem.
Just thought I would give you a peek at another graduation (high school) card I created today. This one is for my husband's great niece who will be coming to Madison for school next year.
This card is completely different than the one I thought I was creating. Ha! I bet you've all experienced that before! I actually was going to make another card just like the last graduation card I did, but I really don't like doing the same card more than once (unless it is a mass production of Xmas cards). I stared at the DP (Best Creatoin Inc) for a long time before I decided that I just didn't want to cover it up too much. I cut the cardstock so that "the ski is the limit" showed on top and just by luck, when I went to position my star, it framed the words "Be a star" perfectly. Gotta love it when that happens:).
I cut those stars from a newly purchased Sizzix die and then embossed them with a CB folder to make them pop. I love how they turned out. I added a large rhinestone brad in the center to finish off the star and then popped it with dimensionals. The DP is glittered, so the card is pretty sparkly which does show up pretty well in my picture. I used a QuicKutz die for the flourishes on either side of the stars. That was a 50% off find at Archivers today. Finally, I stamped and embossed the graduation cap with silver ink and clear ep. I mounted that flat to the card so it wouldn't take away from the star focal point.
I added a picture of the inside of the card because I like how it turned out. I often struggle with what to do on the inside and lately I've resorted to using embossed backgrounds which I have been very pleased with. I hope she'll like it and that you will too.