My first thought when it comes to a retirement card is a funny one. Something about not having to wear heels every day anymore, “I ain’t workin’ here no more!”, etc. When a friend asked me to make a retirement card for her to give someone, I knew she wasn’t looking for funny, so it took me a while to think of something.
Here are ideas 1 and 2:
She choose the first one. Here’s how that one was made:
- HeroArts Diamond Stencil
- Ranger Water Color Paper
- Distress Oxide Inks: candied apple, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, lucky clover, wilted violet
- Gina K Sets: Stitched Leaves (thankful die and sentiment stamps), Hope Grows (& symbol)
- Versamark Ink
- Red and Blue embossing powders
- Gold shimmer sheet
- Queen and Company Irridescent Bubbles in 4 colors
- Zig 2 Way Glue pen
Used a piece of the gold shimmer sheet as the back layer, as well as to cut the “thankful” from. Used the Diamond stencil on the watercolor paper with all of the distress oxide inks in a rainbow pattern. Embossed the sentiments on the vellum, leaving enough room at the top for the “thankful”, which was then adhered. Attached the vellum to the stenciled panel using the “bling”.
For the second idea, I used a Lily Of The Valley image stamp and a sentiment stamp from Gina K. After I colored with Prismacolor Pencils, I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the glass to make it actually look like a drink was in it.
Had a couple ideas, just no time to make them. She choose the first one, which she thought worked best with what she wanted to say.
Now, I’ve been working on a retirement card that is funny/weird for a friend, but so far, have had nothing work the way I wanted. I have another idea and will hopefully be able to get it done and working, this week.
Thanks for spending some time with me today.