Monday, July 20, 2015

Dreaming of...retirement

Hi there!  Today I am sharing another retirement card for my dear friend and co-worker who is retiring at the end of the month. The two cards will be signed by everyone in the work group and then presented to the new retiree on her last work day. This card is much more CAS than the first so that it can be signed on both sides of the interior without being too lumpy from embellishments on the front of the card.

The new Wild about Flowers set has the most wonderful sentiments for retirement or new events in one's life and the font had enough "girth" to enable it to be stamped in Pear Pizzazz over the Soft Sky floral silhouettes from World of Dreams stamp set.  The Lost Lagoon frame layered atop the white circle was cut sixth and seventh largest Circles Collection framelits.

This week's sketch challenge at Pal's Paper arts provided the basic design although I turned the card 90 degrees.  It's also inspired by the challenge at Paper Players to make a CAS card with a frame.  I think this card meets both requirements!

Thanks for looking today. As always your visit and comments are so very appreciated!  Be sure to use the links to see all the wonderful inspiration from the design teams, plus there's still time to join in the challenges.



Product details:
Stamps:  World of Dreams, Wild about Flowers
Paper:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (long retired!)
Ink:  Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz
Other:  Circle Collection and Bitty Banners framelits, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin ribbon, Frosted Sequins


Kerry Willard Bray said...

Such a pretty card, Stef! And I love that you turned this sketch into a vertical card. Thanks for playing along this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Unknown said...

The first thing that grabs me is the sentiment... yes, we are all there! Beautiful subtle colors and a sweet CAS design. Thanks for including the PPA sketch challenge in your stamping fun this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Soft and pretty! Love the Pear Pizzazz with the blue! Glad you joined us at PPA!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful CAS retirement card....I love your choice of colors, especially with the sentiment over the silhouetted florals. Those are great sentiments, I agree! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Kylie Bertucci said...

Saw you card on SCS and had to come here and tell you how much I like this card. Really lovely balance of elements used Stef.

laurie said...

Love the favorites! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Stef, I love the fact that the florals on the sentiment layer echo the background. Love the colors, too. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week