My first card is based on two challenges. The first challenge I had in mind is the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a "Graduation" card. I also followed the color scheme in the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #83 to use black, white, and a splash of green.
I made this clean and simple graduation card for my nephew who is graduating from 8th grade next month. His school colors happen to be green and gold, so I made the graduation cap green. Both stamps are $1 Studio G stamps from Michael's. I added a green pearl to the cap and Glossy Accents to the tassel. Hard to see, but the white card has a weaved textured pattern to it. Love that!
The second card I made also uses green -- not sure I like it, but I'll have it on hand anyway. This card uses the Studio G stamps in the background along with the Hero Arts (CL488) "Congrats" set and (CG125) "Friend Definition." I used grass chalk ink for the cap, diploma and label, while I used grey pigment ink for the sentiment and the friend definition.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S. Heartfelt thanks to all those who serve and have served our country in the armed forces. God bless you all!