I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst for the background with a spray of Hedi Swapp gold color shine. The sentiments are embossed in black. 2016 was die cut with Sizzix. I sponged chipped sapphire Distress Ink, around the edges of the card.
This picture is a close-up of the sentiment. and the background.
Next is the middle of the card.
Thank you Marthanda for the Graduation stamp set.