Okay, so I showed you some retirement cards last week. But, I hadn’t been able to get the one I wanted to do completed. Worked on it this week and finally got it working correctly.
It’s not perfect and though this was the best picture I got of it, it isn’t a fabulous picture. Wound up layering 8 layers of card with the maze and the frame. Then added the acetate cover and a cover panel. It is one very thick card. So thick, I had to make a custom envelope for it. However, the little balls move around, this time. The card is done in Arizona Diamondback colors, as that is the retiree’s favorite team. And the white ball is the one he’s supposed to get to the finish. The rest are there as distractions. I wound up having to use glue on each layer of the maze, and the end of a paintbrush to move it into place. Needless to say, by the time I got 8 layers done, there was a bit of glue that had gotten onto the base. So, wound up using my anti-static pad (cornstarch pouch) all over it to make sure no sticky was left, after it dried.
The inside was totally personalized, so didn’t show that.
This was the idea that occurred to me a few months ago. It was more difficult to put together than anticipated and didn’t turn out quite how I had it pictured, but I think the retiree will enjoy it.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! Go enjoy the rest of your day.