Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Relaxation? Hmmmm.

I made a couple of retirement cards in a flat spin yesterday - both for the same neighbour and friend - this is one:
I used:

- 6" x 6" Kraft card stock

- image from LOTV's new Art Pad, pre-coloured, from the 'Vintage Boys' pad and die cut using Nesties Labels Eighteen, then layered onto a surround of more Kraft card done by drawing round the outside of the die and hand cutting

- papers from LOTV's 'Country Gent' paper pad

- sentiment is from the SU 'Congrats' stamp set, stamped using VersaMagic's 'Hint of Pesto' chalk ink then punched using SU's 'Modern Label'. Then I punched another 'Modern Label' from Kraft card, cut it vertically down the middle and layered it underneath the sentiment label so that a bit poked out from either side

- a couple of green Josy Rose nail heads were added to either end of the completed label

- the little finishing touch is a wooden apple embellishment, with a bite taken out (not by me though, snort!) - as if the little gardener has just lain it to one side for later :)

Phew, that was a race against time - thank you Mary H for the fact that I had the LOTV goodies to hand!



Bonnie said...

What a fine retirement card, Di! I love that apple! Are you sure you didn't take the bite?

Mary said...

Your card is as sweet as can be. Happy retirement to your neighbor.

scrappymo! said...

This is such an adorable card...That little guy is priceless!

Sue - said...

Great retirement card Di.

Carol Willis said...

Wonderful retirement card Di. Love the image and rustic colours.
Caz x

Sarn said...

Perfect retirement card Di. xxxx

Hettie said...

Perfick Retirement card there Di. Love the image!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh man, how I wish this retirement card was for me...... I have a few more years to go.


Sandra H said...

Fabulous Retirement card Di where the other!!lol great embellis too x

Mrs A. said...

I say Miss you dun half do your hand cutting good Miss. Who needs a nestie with you around!!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell said...

What a sweetly perfect retirement card, Di!!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. The image is perfect for a retirement card and I just love the rich colours in the paper. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Juls said...

this is so sweet! Love the little apple embellie!! Hugs Juls