Well I've certainly been set a bit of a challenge this week by a work colleague. Two of her friends have recently graduated - one is going into nursing and the other into a scientific career and she has asked me to make cards for them. The nurse/graduate card is a work in progress at the moment but, after a lot of brain racking, this is the scientific one I have come up with. I have used a stamp from Just Believe and another from Summer Silhouettes to create the 'meadow' and the Elegant Eggplant butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die. The magnifying glass was made from Brushed Silver cardstock, acetate and Circle Punches and the handle was cut freehand. I added a bit of piercing around the circle and handle, again freehand, just to give a bit of texture. The sentiment is a retired one and I finished the card with a few Basic Pearls.
I will be back to show you my other graduate card when it's finished!!