Monday, June 17, 2019

New Wonders for Retirement!

I'm going to a retirement party today for 3 of my former colleagues who are finally pulling the plug on their careers in exchange for a well-earned life of leisure - well, at least a different, less stressful career of their own choosing, if they choose to keep working in some way. I showed you one card I made a while back HERE. But for another fun-loving and free spirited coworker, I chose New Wonders as the stamp set for her retirement card. It's got a great image of a little fairy turning a page to a new experience that is perfect for retirement!

  • I looked around for some suitable Designer Series Paper to use and the See a Silhouette series offered me a couple of choices with a vibrant look of Pigment Sprinkles in the background. The design I settled on was varying tones of Poppy Parade, so I decided to pair it with a Crumb Cake base and a little Pool Party and Old Olive as accents.
  • A smaller panel of Crumb Cake was embossed using the new Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I love the raised letters you get with this folder. The letters are so fine, much finer than I expected they would be. I sponged over them with Crumb Cake ink so they would show up better.
  • The image from New Wonders was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White and coloured in using the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo, along with the Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combos. I also used the Ivory Skin Tone Blends marker and the Stampin' Blends Colour Lifter to complete colouring the image.
  • The image was die cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies and mounted on the card front, with the embossed panel and this one each stuck on a little askew from each other. 
  • As for the sentiments, they are both from the New Wonders stamp set, which is a Host Set and only available if you are the host of a party, or earn rewards from an order of $200 or more before tax and shipping. If you are interested in getting more frequent Stampin' Rewards, I offer a Stamp Club that you can join and pick one month as your Host Month and you earn rewards on all the orders placed in that month's stamp club order. In return, you commit to spending a minimum $20 a month for 12 months so that the other members of the club can earn rewards in their Host Months. I currently have 2 or 3 spots open in my club, so first come first served, in terms of picking their host month.         
  • The separate sentiment at the bottom is stamped in Poppy Parade on Whisper White and die cut with one of the labels from the Perfect Parcel dies. I die cut a second label in Poppy Parade, cut it in half vertically and adhered a half on either end of the sentiment label to create some contrast. 
  • I don't know if you can tell with this photo, but I also added some Wink of Stella to the front as well as a few small rhinestones coloured with the Light Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Marker.

I'm madly preparing for my big 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Launch coming up this Saturday, June 22 from 1 - 3 pm. I hope you can make it to drop by and see what's new in the catalogue, play with some of the new products, shop my gobs of newly retired products and get money to purchase some of the exciting new items, play games and win prizes, and join my Stamp Club! Oh, yeah and eat treats! Please RSVP by Thursday if you can make it! 

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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