On the second card, I went a little wilder. I took a piece of gold cardstock and coated it with my xyron adhesive. After coating, I applied a variety of scraps to the paper. The exposed cardstock was still sticky, and I covered it with clear embossing powder and embossed. I learned this technique as part of the Club Scrap "carpet tape chronicles." I would recommend using the carpet tape for this technique, because I get the feeling that it is tackier (to hold more embossing powder) and more heat resistant. While I was embossing this cardstock, the scraps lifted off (but did reattach nicely when everything cooled back down).
The saying on this card "Another brilliant day life today, is just waiting on the wings" is from the Club Scrap Retreat kit 2008. I think it's a perfect saying for a graduation, since it is just the beginning of many wonderful days ahead.