Take Two. Three. OK. Four.
I started with a Pacific Point card base. I added a Whisper White mat. I added another mat in Basic Gray that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Embossing folder. So far so good.
I had a "Congrats Grad!" tag from one of my rejects that I'd made with the "B.Y.O.P" and "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp sets. Actually, it was the only part of Take Three that I could salvage by using the Note Tag Punch. I mounted the tag onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and I liked it. But it was a little too plain.
I thought about adding some Silver Taffeta Ribbon or some Basic Rhinestones, but this card is for a dude and I didn't think he'd like that. Ugh. In my desperation, I started punching some Pacific Point stars with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star punch and they landed randomly on the card. I liked it! (Hey Mikey!) I popped each star onto a glue dot and put them back on the card where they'd landed. I added a couple more stars to balance it out.
Whew. One card down. Umpteen more to go.