I recently had a great idea for a celebratory card but did not carefully think through my color choices and ended up with a U of Montana Griz colored card - Oh NO! That is not good, but I'll show you the card anyway. I need to make another one and switch up the colors to blue and gold to proudly represent Montana State Bobcats! I'm showing you the inside of the card first:
The center features a stand up star burst piece that really catches the eye. I made this card 1" longer, so it was 9-1/2" rather than 8-1/2". I scored in the center and then 1/2" on either side of the center so I had a little pop up piece to adhere my starburst piece to. Obviously you could change the theme and pop up about anything that would fit inside a card. The "Congrats" is a new fun shadow stamp set, U stamped the Rich Razzleberry first, then the Smokey Slate with a shadow stamp.
Here's the front of the card, simple and elegant:
Instead of embossing as most of our texture folders do, this particular folder "debosses"... the image is pressed into the paper, not popped up. The rest features a shiny silver motif on a black background and some silver ribbons to top it off.
I like the versatility of this card and the extra added "surprise" of the pop up starburst in the middle. This would be a great card for upcoming graduations, tailed to a particular school's colors.
I hope you have a great weekend ahead of you and some time to be creative!