Friday, September 9, 2016

Congratulations


A bank employee we've known for quite a number of years told us recently she's retiring in a few weeks, so I wanted to make her a card. She's always been that bright, cheerful person who greets us and it's been a delightful experience doing banking with someone so kind and pleasant. I used a MB Vivienne and Darla butterfly die combination, along with an embossed background done with a Cuttlebug Geometric rings embossing folder. The sentiment is a SU! silver heat-embossed version done on pale grey cardstock, and all the tiny pearls and clear gemstones are from Pizzazz Aplenty. I computer generated a retirement sentiment for the inside. And if you're wondering - yes! LOL I adhered each pearl to the centers in the embossed design.........it went pretty quickly with glossy accents. The pink cardstock is by Bazzill Basics and I really like the soft pink color. Like a butterfly, she's off to a new way of life and I wish her nothing but the best.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend!

Carol

15 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Wow Carol!! This is absolutely amazing!! I love that delicate butterfly and your pretty embossed background with the touch of pink pearls!! She will love this!! :) Have a great weekend! HUGS

Wendy said...

WOWzers, what a gorgeous card, Carol! Love your soft pink, gray & white color combo and that beautiful butterfly is just amazing! And holy moly on all those pearls on each center of the beautifully embossed background panel!!!!! Great card and i'm sure your lady friend at the bank will cherish this and know how much her kindness was appreciated! Love it! TFS and have a happy Friday, my friend!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, a pretty butterfly and such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Completely elegant! I've put pearls in the middle of all the Xs in an embossed panel before, although I've covered up more of them than you have here. It was so worth it to do though. It makes your creation all the more special.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this refreshing card and design...x {aNNie}

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Those pink pearls really look fabulous! Gorgeous card!
:) Marie

Donna Hanley said...

I hope she totally enjoys her retirement and she will be happy that she is doing so just because she will receive this gorgeous card. Wonderful idea to pearl each and every center and I love the embossed sentiment. The pink and grey go so nicely together. Enjoy your weekend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Such a pretty card to remember a special day. That embossing is perfect.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Your friend is going to love this. So thoughtful of you to do this. Love all those tiny pearls you added and that beautiful butterfly.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this is wonderful! She will love it so much, surely! Great card for the retirment of that kind lady! The tiny pearls on this fab embossing makes the amazing butterfly pop out! (Oh, now I have some of these butterflies... ehehe... :D) And grey, light pink and white colours make this card so elegant and sweet!
Hugs, have a lovely weekend!

Jean said...

Ooh Carol, I love this beautiful card. All the little pink pearls make it really special. Lovely way to show your appreciation.
Jean

aussie aNNie said...

see you when I get back from vacation at the end of the month.xx{aNNie}

Barb said...

This is a really beautiful card Carol. All those little pink pearls must have taken ages to attach but make your card extra special. Barbxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful card! The the congratulations word so much!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

...I meant I love the congratulations word..its so fancy..typing on my phone haha