We went to a grad party last Saturday. The graduate's school colors were black and gold. I knew she would like a little bling, so I used champagne glimmer paper and black glimmer brads!
The card base is very vanilla 8 X 5 1/4 scored at 4 with a basic black mat attached to the back. I added a basic black layer embossed with the lacy brocade EF. I stamped the sentiment (retired) with the Apothecary Accents framelit and then added the glimmer paper mat made from a rectangle and 2 circles. So easy!