Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wild about Retirement

Hello, again and welcome back!  Recently my work group asked me to make two retirement cards for the group to present to our wonderful co-worker and my dear, dear friend who is retiring at the end of the month.  Of course I was honored to do so and was so happy that I had just received the new Wild about Flowers stamp set with the perfect sentiments for this occasion and beautiful flowers.  Today I'll share the first of the two cards.

The card measures 5 x 7 inches, leaving plenty of room on the interior for well wishes from the group.  The base is retired Perfect Plum texture card stock, which is topped with a 4 x 6" panel of Soft Sky embossed with my favorite new embossing folder, Fluttering.  The butterfly theme was carried on with two of the smallest butterflies from the retired Beautiful Wings embosslit.

The closeup shows how the clear stamps in this set make it easy it is to align the flower stamps with the stems.

This week at Splitcoaststampers, Karen Barber gave us a wonderful color challenge, a "Wild and Perfect Sky", using Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum and Soft Sky.   Mmmm, love it!  Although I took a couple liberties with the sketch, the challenge at Just Add Ink was the basis of my card design.  Finally, I'm also joining the challenge at TGIF Challenge (#TGIF12), where this week we are to use new craft toys.

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the links above to check out these fabulous challenges with wonderful inspiration from the design teams, plus there is still time to join in the fun.



Product details:
Stamps:  Wild about Flowers, Hardwood
Paper:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Fluttering TIEF, Banner and Circles Collection framelits, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels


Shona Chambers said...

I can see why you like that embossing folder, it makes such a pretty background, especially in that soft blue. Such a great use of the sketch and just love all the different papers and textures you used. Beautiful card and I'm so glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!

Christine Blain said...

How nice to see you playing along at Just Add Ink, my friend! Stef, this is a gorgeous card. You've used those colours so beautifully together, and you have convinced me I need that stamp set (that I didn't think I needed!) This is a lovely card for your friend/colleague; I'm sure it will be treasured.

Jan said...

Such a pretty card Stef! I love the scene you have created and the way all your elements are so beautifully balanced. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Nikki Spencer said...

Stef this is just delightful! Such a lovely use of colour and your use of the Just Add Ink sketch is spot on. So many lovely details going on, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

All your colours match perfectly - this is a very cheerful card. All the elements tie together nicely. Chantell JAI

Mercedes Weber said...

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