Saturday, January 21

New beginnings can also be endings...

as in the case of the card I made for the Less is More challenge.
It is a retirement card for an office worker friend of mine.
Thought it is an end of the job she had, it is a new beginning to a life of retirement and new opportunities.


I started with a multicolored flecks card stock and stamped the image from Art Impressions "Chair Spinner" using Adirondack pitch black ink.
I took a straight edge and  drew a line with pencil to trim out, with scissors, along the edge of the card and the image.
Using Printworks "small tag lines" congratulations, I stamped it using the same pitch black ink to the front of the card.
The figure was colored with Chameleon pens.
I cut a strip of yellow/white striped patterned paper to place along the edge of the inside of the card.

I hope she has as much fun with retirement as I have had.

20 comments:

Esther said...

This is such a fun, fabulous card! The vibrant colouring and movement of the image gives a really upbeat and joyful feel. I love the stripey paper too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sundaystamper said...

It was such fun to play with half of the stamp set!

Sharon said...

What a fantastic image! You can almost hear the lady shouting for joy! I think this is one of the best retirement cards I have seen. The way you fussy cut round part of the image to expose the pretty stripes on the inside is so effective. Wish I could be in the office when your friend's colleague receives this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Less is More xx

cotnob said...

Such a fun card, a great idea.
Pauline
x

Sundaystamper said...

I won't even be there as I retired two years a Good!

Sundaystamper said...

Thanks!

Julie B said...

What a fun image, love how you've partially cut away the outside edge to leave the DP showing. :)

samanthadesigns said...

This is such a cute card! Nice job.

Ann said...

Nice en cute card!

Sundaystamper said...

I lucked out on this image...got the whole set with die at a garage sale for five bucks!!!

Sundaystamper said...

Thank you!

Sundaystamper said...

I'm hoping my friend feels the same!

Kathyk said...

YAY! This fab card rocks the challenge!

Kathyk

Sundaystamper said...

Thanks...I think I actually did this on my last day!

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Sundaystamper said...

You will!

Skye said...

A terrific card! Great design and such fun. I think that is exactly how I would act on my last day too.

Sundaystamper said...

Thank you!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, loving the image and your take on 'New Beginnings'. Retirement is definitely a new beginning and usually a joyful one!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Glenda - DT

Sundaystamper said...

It has been enjoyable to me! More time to stamp!