Made this card for my niece's high school graduation:
I wanted it to be really shiny and sparkly to go with the sentiments. Here's a close-up of the bottom one:
So all the sentiments and stars are embossed. To get that extra bit of glitter, I mixed regular gold embossing powder with an equal amount of Gold Tinsel (Stamp N Stuff) embossing powder. It really makes it sparkle! The sentiment stamps are from Studio G (probably from the dollar bin at Michael's--LOL), and the other stamps and cardstock are from Close To My Heart. I used Ponderosa Pine and Desert Sand cardstock. (My niece's school colors are green and gold). I love the way the Desert Sand matches the gold embossing! It's one of my favorite CTMH colors--very versatile! Stamp sets used were Shining Star and You Did It. Here you can see that it is an easel card so it will stand up by itself:
I tried to angle the sentiment on the bottom part by stacking two thick pieces of foam tape under the top half and then just using one thinner piece on the bottom. The ribbon on the diploma is also from the dollar bin. It's really a piece of a wide ribbon. I literally have 24 shoeboxes of ribbon and the only one that came close to matching this green paper was almost two inches wide! So I had to trim it down a bit! I'm entering this card into two easel card challenges. One is Paper Sundaes and the other is Rosie D's. I'm also entering a "new beginnings" challenge at Sentimental Sundays. My card is NOTHING LIKE most of the cards entered into these challenges. So let me know what you think!