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Retirement Cards

>> Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week I mentioned that one of my dreams is to retire to the beach.  I'm not sure that wish will ever come true, but I did make today's retirement cards with the ocean in mind :-)

I made a little beach scene using the following stamps, coloring them and the background in using Copic markers and a white gel pen.

 I framed it out using a piece of brown card stock and layered it onto a turquoise paper that was embossed with time pieces...time sure does seem to have less meaning when you don't have someplace to be!

And this second card was simply made by stamping and heat embossing the Seaside Dock stamp and adding the die cut Happiness Retirement Greeting on top of a embossed border piece.  Super easy, but monochromatic cards are never a fail in my book.

 Here's hoping you're having a relaxing week, whether it's seaside or backyard inspired! 

Thanks for visiting!


nwilliams6 said...

Karin, I love both of these! Super ideas to illustrate all the promise retirement should hold. I want to retire on the beach as well - lakeside or seaside. Love the at you used pieces of some stamps on the first one and made it all fit around the sentiment and the monochromatic look of the second is wonderful. Super cards. Hugz

Shelia said...

Wonderful retirement cards, Karin. I really like the first one. I'd love to be sitting there in that chair under the palm tree!

Robin Clendenning said...

I love your beach retirement card! What a beautiful scene and I'm thinking that needs to be me sitting in that chair! I love that palm tree with this scene and I love your embossing folder!
Great boat dock card too! Very cool for a guy card!

Janett Ray said...

Karin your cards are beautiful makes me wish I was there.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both beautiful, Karin! Love the embossed bgs & the colors are wonderful.

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