Friday, July 27

Happy Retirement

Hello crafty friends!  Last night I made a card for one of my bosses at work who's retiring at the end of July.  Definitely a good boss - no need to elaborate.

Can you believe my card was conceptualized from a red envelope I made long ago?  With the color scheme red, black and dark blue, I was able to make this card:


I used a recently purchased Cuttlebug embossing folder (Palm Leaves) to add texture.  After that, I applied Tim Holtz distress ink in Red Barn and Black Soot for more pop. 


And guess what?  I finally got to use this Unity stamp which I have had for years, making sure to emphasize my boss's retirement date.  The image is partially embossed with black ep.  Immediately after stamping with black ink, I applied embossing powder.  I blasted with a heat gun whichever particles that were stuck to the image.


This is how the card looks like when opened.  I used a sentiment stamp by River City, which is perfect for my card.


I made sure to use my favorite Martha Stewart edge punch on selected elements of my card, which I also used to accent the envelope.


Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, Wassau, ColorBok
image/sentiment:  Unity, Verve, River City
ink:  Ranger, Tsukineko
tools:  Martha Stewart, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug
embellishments:  brads, stickers
misc.:  Ranger embossing powder
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape

'Til next blog!
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