I used some basic black cardstock for the base of the 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card. I had some striped graduation paper scraps so uses some of that to make my striped layers across the bottom. I used a Nestabilities die for the lacy scalloped circle (I LOVE THAT SET!) with some metallic paper with a nice sheen....then used the Studio G sentiment with some StazOn on a scalloped circle (done with a Fiskars punch). To finish it off I used a few metal nail heads and adhered them with my iRock. I love how the big scallop circle is only partially showing...and is tucked behind the strips. Love that look.
Oh and I also used my brand new just bought yesterday Recollections dotted line punch that I got at Michael's. My verdict on the punch...it's great! It even has a little closed receptable to catch your scraps! Love that...no little teensy pieces all over the table!
You can't see the inside but I cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped "Congratulations" with a Techniques Tuesday stamp with Versamark and used some Zing Metallic Finish embossing powder...and no, my friends, I didn't burn anything! I promise!!!
I'll stick a little check inside this card for the recipient. How can she NOT like it? :)
And here is the blog hop!