Monday, March 28, 2011

Farewell cards

It has been a little while since my last post but life has been incredibly hectic again. This week I needed to work on some farewell cards. The office I am working in is closing as the partners are retiring and the support staff are moving on. Here is the card I made for the ladies I work with:

This card incorporates a bookmark as shown in the second picture. The card base is Soft Suede with a layer of Elegant Soiree DSP and a scallop border of Baja Breeze. The background stamp is from the SAB set, Bliss, which I absolutely love!! The front sentiment is Very Vanilla cut using the scallop rectangle clearlit stamped with a phrase from You're a Gem set and the flower from Bliss. This flower was inked using the rock 'n roll technique with Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze. The bookmark was cut using the Big Shot and the two tags die. I cover pieces of cardboard front and back with DSP (Elegant Soiree was used here) using a glue stick, let it dry and then run through the Big Shot. The ribbon is the Baja Breeze seam binding and the butterflies are cut from Baja Breeze using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings embosslit. Of course, no project is complete without the addition of some basic pearls.

This is the card I made for one of the partners who is an avid history buff and a lover of planes:

This card uses the set Plane & Simple from the Occasions Mini. Very vintage and very versatile for those hard to make masculine cards. The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of DSP from the neutrals pattern pack trimmed with some retired cord.

It will probably be another week before I can post again and then hopefully I will be more consistent. Thank you for stopping by. Take care.



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  2. How sweet of you to go the extra mile to make a card that reflected the interests of the receiver! Looking good :)


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