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!