It's springtime which means it's graduation time.  This is the first of the cards that I will be sharing to celebrate the occasion.

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 Although it may be difficult to see, I used the Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder on the Basic Black card stock.  On the lower portion of the black, I colored some of the stars from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers and placed them on random embossed stars.

Blue ribbon rt

I also placed one of the stars on the sentiment.  The color red shows up much better on the Very Vanilla card stock.  

The stamp set Blue Ribbon is the soon to be retired.   Using the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, I punched out the top part of the ribbon which is stamped in Real Red.   The congrats Grad sentiment is stamped with Memento Black Ink.  And, the ribbon tails are from the same stamp set are inked in Real Red Classic Ink.

Blue Ribbon strt


The Spiral Border Punch was used on Real Red card stock to provide edging between the Typset paper & the Basic Black Cardstock.  For added dimension, a red and a blck banner were cut with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits and placed beneath the tails of the blue (red in my case) ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  And, if you need any of the product used on my card, please click on shop now to be taken to my Online Store.  Here are the links for both the Retired List & the Weekly Deals.  While you are there, be sure to check out the new items added to the Clearance Rack.

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