Since Alexis is a very talented pianist, I thought she would appreciate it if I incorporated music into the graduation card I was making for her.
Another symbolic addition was the presence of the upward traveling arrows in the embossed background. I did this because I am confident that she will be constantly moving onwards and upwards in the life she creates for herself. I have long believed that Alexis would grow into a very very accomplished adult. And, if her high school years are any indication, her future is bright indeed.
The graduation cap I created for the card is fairly simple. Just a few snips here and there on black cardstock. I pierced a hole in the center and anchored down the "tassel" I had fashioned from crochet cotton with a black brad.
To continue with the musical theme, I stamped the sentiment on a less "busy" snippet of music.
The colors I had used for the card were Very Vanilla and Garden Green, a green that I don't utilize often enough. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I grabbed Garden Green, either in cardstock or ink, to feature in a project. I like the look of it, and being that we are (im)patiently waiting for the "greening" of a midwestern spring, I thought it was a perfect choice.
Won't you share with us some of your inspirations, symbolism, reasons for color choice, etc., when creating on your own? In other words, what Paper Seedlings motivate you when you are creating? Do you think things through first, then carefully and patiently move forward with your original ideas? Do you simply use the supplies you have lying around from previous creations? Just work with and for "happy accidents"? Share a bit of your creative planning process in the comments section. We all want to "hear" what you have to say!
Alexis, wishing you the best of luck and much happiness in your future. Congratulations!