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.
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!