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Retirement Dreams

>> Wednesday, May 31, 2017

One of my favorite things to do is imagine all the great things I will be able to do when I retire.  I have lots of friends at work who are retiring soon, and I am a bit jealous! 

DRS Designs has come out with some really awesome retirement images and sentiments, and I used several of them on my cards today. 

To make the card base on my first card, I sponged on some SU! Ink and some Tim Holtz Distressed Walnut Stain Ink and threw on some water (seriously - I just threw it on - super fun).  I stamped and then sponged the other panels with As You Retire and See You Later Alligator.  I fussy cut and added the Silhouette Male Golfer image

On my next card I swiped some SU! Yellow ink and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain on a sheet of aluminum foil and misted it with  a bunch of water.  I then dipped my paper in the ink and let it dry.  Next I stamped the new See You Later Alligator stamp 2 times and cut out the sunflower and butterfly sections to pop up.  I added one flower from the Polka Dot Flower Trio stamp and one butterfly from the Three Butterflies set. 
I think this sunflower card would be great with a basket of sunflowers!

Hope your week is going well.




Robin Clendenning said...

Both these cards are so cute! I love the bg with the happy retirement an the golfer plus your bg is really cool! Your idea for the bg with the butterfly and sunflower and highlighting those two phrases was too cute!

Karin said...

Fantastic cards today! I love the backgrounds on the golfer card and the clever design of the second! Love the way you highlighted the certain words with the images!

Sue said...

These are incredible Nancy!!! Great job on the golfer card pairing the background with the images - and I love how you highlighted the 2 phrases on the background and added the images! 2 awesome cards!!

Shelia said...

Fabulous cards, Nancy! Love the backgrounds you created for these. Love how you cut out parts of the greeting on the second one to highlight them.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...
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Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Nancy! Your backgrounds look beautiful. I love the little sunflower & butterfly to go w/ the greeting on the second, & the golfer is perfect on the first.

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