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:

  1. 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 :)

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

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  2. 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

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

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  3. Such a fun card, a great idea.
    Pauline
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  4. What a fun image, love how you've partially cut away the outside edge to leave the DP showing. :)

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

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  5. This is such a cute card! Nice job.

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  6. Nice en cute card!

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    1. I'm hoping my friend feels the same!

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  7. YAY! This fab card rocks the challenge!

    Kathyk

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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

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