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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Retirement

The other day Danielle asked me to make a card for a lady at her work who was retiring.  She had been there for 18 years!  WoW ~ I could not imagine that!

So here is the card that I came up with.  I'm sorry for the photos - it was getting late by the time I finished and of course my camera had a mind of it's own that evening. 
The base card is Barely Banana that I layered with some Soft Sky and DP by Prisma.  I stamped the images from Roses in Winter and I do not remember all the colors I used.  Barely Banana, So Saffron, Pink Passion, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue and Mint Melody.  Those I do remember.  And I know that when I use this set I sometimes stamp the image off on scratch paper then on to the card to give it a little more subtle look.

The leaves are from SU!  It is the Little Leaves Sizzlets Die.  I use that one a lot.  I punched out the flowers with some Sizzlits dies in various sizes and "distressed" them.  Basically I sponged some ink around them and on the back - since the paper was only one sided - and I crumpled them up.  After I crumpled them (that's my technical term.  he he he....) I opened them up, but not all the way, and stacked them on top of each other.  I stacked them kind of askew and then punched a hole in the middle just with my paper piercer and attached them all with a crystal brad.  That was it, all done.  I adhered them to the card with with the big fat glue dots that SU! used to have - I'm going to miss those.
Sorry for this picture, it's fuzzy - but you get the idea.  It is a little time consuming to make these flowers but they just turn out so pretty. 

So what are you up to today?  I hope that you have a super, great crafty day!


Betty Townsend said...

Love the card, Joani!! Did flowers like that in an AMuse Art Stamps class this summer with Julie Ebersole. Never thought about doing that before. I love the way they look done that way.

Drew Harrison said...

Yep, that's quite a beautiful, crafty gift to give to a retiree. How long did it take for you to create this card? The color combinations are great, and the flowers - you've gotta love them. Handmade gifts are the best, for retirees and for everyone else.