Well, today I want to share a card I made for my mom to use. She asked me to create a retirement card for someone she works with. The catch...it is for a man...and as you know...man cards aren't my specialty...lol. Well, since I was challenged, I took it on...and well I think I did pretty well. =) I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch for my layout. And, since there are LOTS of non-bulky layers, This also qualifies for this week's Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Challenge.
Well, what do you think? Not to bad! I went searching through my entire stamp stash for the perfect masculine retirement stamp. Well, I thought of using some trees, but then I saw this Reilly Mouse stamp(not sure if I spelled that right, but they are from Hannah Stamps). I stamped him, colored him with markers, and fussy cut him out. Then...from the base up...I started with a 5"x 5" kraft CS base. I then layered the tan polka dot paper onto that. (All the PP used on this card are from the DCWV Guy Stack.) I cut the green PP strips next. The rectangle is also Kraft CS. I layered the image onto that, and hand wrote the words around him. For the piece on the bottom, I used a SU boarder punch on Kraft, then layered the blue PP onto that. I hand wrote onto that too. Last, I added the buttons. On the inside I stamped a sentiment from a SU set that says "let the relaxation begin! (happy retirement)". I hope this is what my mom was looking for! Have a great day.