I'd never done a Graduation Card before and I knew I wanted this one to be extra special, so I went to Scrapbook.com for some inspiration. I ended up CASEing two cards from the gallery.
Anderjackie's Congrats Grad Card. I loved the shape of card and the swirl die-cut she used in the background.
For a few finishing touches, I added a few acrylic white dots, some ribbon and a stick pin.
I wasn't completely finished with the card above, when I had a feeling it wasn't what I was looking for. So I got inspired by a second card I saw on Scrapbook.com - Amarilys' Graduation Card. I loved the elegance of the white and black with a touch of silver.
For my card, I knew I wanted to add some pink - afterall, I don't always get to scrap with pink - but keep the black & white feeling.
For this card I used papers from a 12x12 Graduation Specialty Paper Pad by K&Company, that I found on clearance at Target and Cosmo Cricket's The Boyfriend - Homework sheet. 'grad' was cut out using the Pooh Font Set - one of my favorite fonts - and the cap is from Locker Talk. I distressd some of the edges using Heidi Swapp's Edge Distresser Tool.