I wanted to make a graduation card, but decided to have it be a little different than the usual gown and mortar image. I have those characters floating away on a balloon string in the Carried Away stamp set from Mama Elephant and I found "The Sky's the limit" in Stampin' Up!'s Up, Up & Away stamp set (now retired), for a different option.
The design was inspired by Sunday Stamps sketch #148.My #foreveryoung paper pad included a blue sky baclground, which was perfect for my floating balloon. The finished card is a little bigger than the usual standard size: 4" x 6". I used some 12" x 12" cardstock so that I could have the fold at the top, which I always prefer with a vertical design.
I wasn't sure which of the characters I would like best for the card front, so I colored a couple and put the images I wasn't using inside the card.
Stamps: Carried Away (Mama Elephant), Up Up & Away (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Orange, White
Patterned Papers: #foreveryoung (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Designer Washi Tape,
Ticket Corner Punch, Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Nestabilies Dies, Black Baker's Twine,
Carried Away Dies (Mama Elephant), Banners Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Buttons,
Tango Tangerine Stampin' Emboss Powder