Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hanging Up the Boots

Happy Hellos Everyone:

As promised, here I am with my second card of the month on March 2nd. I know technically, it's my third card. I fat-fingered.

I was inspired to create this card by a family member that will retire in a few weeks. This is another style of card I do get to create often enough. So, when the opportunity arose, I was glad to do so. I didn't want to showcase the card I'm making for Linda, instead I'm sharing another retirement card with you. I have titled it: 'Hanging Up the Boots.' It's an sentiment often repeated in the military community when solider retires or finishes his/her commitment. So, for all of you soon to be retirees, this one is for you.

I used my new stamp set from Stamping With Markie's Mom. I have been eyeing several of Faith's stamps for some time and I'm so glad I ordered the two sets that I selected. I thought this theme was perfect for a retirement card. In addition to my new stamp set I used designer paper series from My Minds Eye. I love the colors in the papers. They're so warm. It puts you right there on the island. I also used SU cardstock, MS glitter, Spellbinder dies, Copic markers,  Memento ink, ribbon and SU dimensionals. 

I'm not sure if you can tell from this photo, but I placed dimensional under the Spellbinder die shape to add volume and in between the paper ribbon so the 'Happy Retirement' sentiment would bow forward. 

I hope this card provided you with a little inspiration or at least made you want to set back and relax if not for a moment. Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and don't forget to come back and visit tomorrow.

1 comment:

Pauline said...

This is a great retirement card, I love that palm tree scene! When I saw the title of your post I thought it meant you were hangign up your boots!! Phew, thank goodness that's not the case lol! xxx

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