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Happy Retirement

September 16, 2019

A very good friend of my husband and I has just retired and I wanted to make a special card for him to celebrate this milestone.  I stamped across a piece of Whisper White card using the mountain image from the Waterfront stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I stamped the border image underneath the mountains using Crumb Cake ink.  I added more Crumb Cake ink using another of the images from the Waterfront stamp set.  Lastly I added Coastal Cabana ink using another of the images from the same stamp set.  I stamped the palm tree trunks from the Waterfront stamp set onto the right hand side of the Crumb Cake area using Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the palm tree leaves from the same stamp set using Garden Green ink.  Hopefully it looks like a beachy scene.  The stamped panel is attached to Cajun Craze card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.   I stamped three of the small sailing ships from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Whisper White card  using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the boats and the sails using Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut out the ships using the co-ordinating Come Sailing Dies.  I laid the images over the stamped card to get an idea of position and used the Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to fill in around the sails to suit the background.  I attached two ships to the stamped card using Snail and one using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cajun Craze ink.  I cut out the greeting using one of the dies from the Stitched Label Dies.  I actually cut the greeting once with the edge of the die matching the left hand edge of the greeting and then re-cut with the edge of the die matching the right hand edge of the greeting.  The greeting is attached to the lower right hand corner of the stamped card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the border image from the Waterfront stamp set across the bottom of the inside of the card.  I was going to stamp the palm trees straight onto the inside of the card, however, a really large smudge in the middle of the card led me to add another layer.  I stamped the border image across the bottom of the Whisper White card, making sure that the edges matched the stamping on the inside of the card base.  I stamped the palm tree stems using Early Espresso ink and the palm tree leaves using Garden Green ink.

I love how calm and relaxing this card makes me feel and hope that Kerry’s retirement is just one long holiday!

Bye for now,

Kris

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