Anyway, I made her an easel card. I found the paper at my LSS from Best Creation Inc and paired it with standard cardstock from Bazzil.
I cut all of them out, and then stuck the white back to back against each other. I colored it with Copic Spicas. I then bent it slightly in the middle and mounted it on foam tape on top of the blue butterfly. this I mounted on the upper right corner of the card. I added pearl bling strips to the bottom to indicate flight.
The Congratulations on the top portion is a Flourishes stamp. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Fancy tag, and while the tag was still in the die, I went around the inner part with a black Copic 0.5 pen.
The bottom portion was using the same 2010 paper as a strip across the bottom with a sheer white ribbon on top of it. I used a mating paper with Flourishes on it to mount the saying. The saying was a Tim Holtz stamp. I cut the saying and mounting square out using Nesties, and then added the Cap and Diploma Brads. The pearl bling on this section was left over from what I couldn't use on the earlier section, but I cut it up so I could get it where I wanted it.
The card is 6x6 in the end.
Thanks for stopping by, and to my daughter - we are very proud of what you did! Can't wait to see how far you fly in college.