I started with a blank white card base. Using scraps of grey, black, and pink glitter papers, I cut little banners for each card. Then I stamped the word "Graduate" and the mortar board hat directly on the card base.
The supplies are from Close to My Heart and my CTMH consultant gave me the design for the card and taught me how to make those little banners symmetrically. Love her.
The "Graduate" stamp is from the CTMH "Congrats Graduate" stamp set.
The mortar board stamp is from the CTMH "Kudos" stamp set from the Cricut Artiste Collection.