I started with a Night of Navy card base and added a Marina Mist mat. Next, I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it, well, dimension.
I cut out a Hello Honey open heart using two nested Star Framelits dies. I cut a 1" x 4" Marina Mist strip, flagged the end with the NEW! Banner Triple Punch and stamped the sentiment from "Pictogram Punches" in Night of Navy. I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment right where I wanted it. I punched a small star in Hello Honey with one of the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches and adhered it with a glue dot. I adhered this banner with three Stampin' Dimensionals right down the center. (Sometimes I go a little "dimensional crazy.")
Finally I put the open star onto a scrap paper and used snail adhesive to get it sticky and added it to the card. I used the Adhesive Remover--the best tool and best bargain in the entire catalog--to remove any adhesive residue.
I think I might mass produce this card in a few other color combos for my other grads. It came together pretty quickly and turned out nicely (if I do say so myself--and I do).