Retirement card for a music lover

Hello everyone, I´m again stopping by to share another retirement card created for a colleague. The recipient of this card is a music lover, thus the music theme.

I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios products for this card – only the stamped sentiment is by Stampin´Up! and some of the cardstock is from my older stash.

The card is bigger in size than a regular card, so I folded the base myself from a piece of blue cardstock. Then I dry embossed the white paper and added a layer of Nuvo Mousse in gold onto the music notes. After that all I did was die cut the violine and the lace as well as the German sentiment. I adhered all pieces on place using the Nuvo Glue Pen.

For additional decór I added a few Nuvo Drops here and ther and stamped the sentiment in black. I sure hope the recipient likes his card.

Wishing you all a great start into the new week. I have been now working for two weeks again and starting from Monday there additional easing procedures will get active – like some school classes will again go back to schools and restaurants are open (with restrictions and new regulations, but anyways). Also at my work, people will return to the office (with mask obligation) instead of working in home-offices. Lot´s of changes after 63 days. It´s to be seen, how all this affects the infection curve – hoping there will be no further lockdown needed.

Xxx, Sanna

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Retirement cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team card project with you. I created a set of two retirement cards using their die cut dies and stamps with Ranger Distress Inks.

For this card I used a white cardbase which I created a yellow cloudy sky with a DIY stencil I made using the Adventure Edges die cut die. I inked the coulds onto the background with yellow Distress Ink. Then I die cut all the waves using the Adventure Edges and Ocean Edges die cut dies. I inked the waves in two blue Distress Ink tones to get more variation into the waves.

Then I die cut the scenery using the Palm Trees die cut set. I die cut everything from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then inked all pieces with Distress Inks. After inking I just arranged everything onto the card base and starting with the waves, adhered the pieces on place. I used both liquid adhesive as well as Clear Double Sided Tape for the bigger pieces. The tiny tweezers are a big help, when adhering the tiniest parts on place!

After that all I needed to add to the card was a stamped sun and sentiment. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set for the sentiment and took the sun from the Beach Sentiments stamp set.

Then for foam on the waves I used a Scribble Stick with a paint brush and splattered that only onto that particular area. This makes the sea look more interesting.

I also created a second card using exactly the same steps, but this time I replaces the palm trees with a sailboat. This die set is sadly discontinued, but you could easily replace this die with for example a Hot Air Balloon. I find that also very suitable for a retirement card.

This card I created using exactly the same product, except I used the Ahoy Sentiments instead of the Beach Sentiment here.

To give you an even better idea of each and every step, here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

This was my May GDT tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am very excitedly waiting for a parcel with some new product arriving. Cannot wait to share project with you next month again!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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