Saturday, 24 May 2014

Retirement Card with Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

Retirement Card with Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree


I wanted to make a retirement card for my lovely GP who retires at the end of this month. As soon as I saw this week's Mojo Monday Sketch I knew which Stampin' Up! stamp set I was going to use - it had to be Lovely as a Tree.  The colours used are Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizzazz.


I followed the sketch exactly for this one. The background was stamped using the Hardwood stamp onto Very Vanilla card.  I coloured the tree image using Stampin' Write Markers - I covered the whole tree in Pear Pizzazz and then used Old Olive to pick out certain areas. I cut the image out using the Big Shot and the Circles Collection Framelits. As I was going for a vintage look I used Core'dinations and sanded the edges.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments punched out using the Word Window punch. I finished the card with Candy Dots and Linen Thread - which seems to feature in rather a lot of my cards!



I hope he liked it and has a long and happy retirement.

Here are the main Stampin' Up! supplies used today. Remember you can now order online if you prefer - if you click on the image you will be directed to my online store where you can pop them into your shopping basket. If you would prefer not to order online please either email me or give me a call on07530 368466 and I will be happy to help.



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