"Happy Graduation, Alexander"
Stamps: Woodgrain (SU!); sentiment - unknown
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Basic Black, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: 2-step Owl Punch, mini Sahara Sand brad, Cappucino Twine (The Twinery), Itty Bitty punch, scalloped oval punchsponge, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals
* * * * *I stamped the woodgrain in Early Espresso ink onto Soft Suede cardstock. I sponged more Soft Suede ink overtop to darken.
I punched out the owl, scalloped oval and itty bitty circles (for the glasses). I hand cut the grad cap and the arms of the glasses. The "diploma" is a scrap of computer paper rolled up and tied with more twine.
Here's a closeup of the owl:
I kept the card clean and simple, just adding the woodgrain at the bottom with some twine wrapped and tied in a knot.