Sunday, January 6, 2019

Retirement Card


I was asked to make a retirement card recently, so I made several, and I'll share one with you today. I began with a piece of vanilla card stock, sponging some antique linen ink through a SU! brick stencil just in the center of the panel. Next I used a Cuttlebug "clockworks" embossing folder, then used an aqua brush and several inkpads to add watercolor stains. The metal clock hands and brad are from Tim Holtz - something I've been hoarding for years! The sentiment is from the MFP stamp set "Take Time to Live" and I heat-embossed it with gold on an espresso snippet of card stock, then tore it around the edges to age it a bit. The inside simply says "Happy Retirement" and it's on an early espresso card base.

I'm sharing this with the Happy Little Stampers January Watercolor challenge which is anything goes with texture.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend! Always take time to live - life is short!

Carol

18 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Great sentiment, love how you have used the watch and great embossing folder.
Faith
x

JD/ Jill said...

Great card, Carol!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, I just dream my retirement to take time to live (and to craft!) :D LOL
I'm pretty sure that the lucky recipient of your gorgeous card is a man :)
Fabulous choice of EF and stencil mixed together into this stunning design, and the TH clock hands are just perfect!! Love the aged sentiment, another perfect detail!
Hugs

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a great design for a retirement card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

*Vicki* said...

This is such a wonderful collage with the embossed cogs as well as the brick stenciled background!! You've combined all of these elements very nicely on your design! It makes for a nice masculine retirement too! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Brenda said...

What a great retirement card Carol! I do love that embossing folder and love the way you highlighted parts of of it with the stencil and watercolor. The sentiment is just perfect for retirement! Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Great retirement card and embossing love the sentiment
Carol x

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is so different, yet so beautiful! I love the embossing and the way you did the watercolor stain. Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

This says it is time ………….. Very nice card ……….Lis

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It looks like extra texture with the stenciling and embossing. Great idea for a retirement card.

Ina G said...

What a simple but stunning card here Carol. Love the stencil colouring,the embossing and what fabulous watercolour stains you have added. Funny how we finally use something in our stash we have had for years and it finally has a home - perfect here. Love the torn sentiment. Can't wait to see more!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A great retirement card. I love the clock and the hands you added. And, all that texture is awesome.

aussie aNNie said...

Great water colouring and that EF is brilliant.x

Darnell said...

I love all the texture of this fabulous card, Carol! The gears and clock are so perfect for a retirement card and I love the sediment!! Hugs, Darnell

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that gear texture is awesome!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Wendy said...

Super fun retirement card, Carol! Love the watercolored background with the embossing! The clock hands are such an added bonus and brings that clock to life! Your sentiment is so true and finishes your card off nicely! Awesome card, my friend! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You keep telling me you have no card mojo, but here you are again with a creative masterpiece! I want your no mojo, please! Nice work!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the subtle colors on your retirement card
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner