This fun retirement card is perfect for your friends!
With a whimsical feel for the carefree times ahead for the retiree, they’ll love its tongue in cheek humour when they read the inside.
Here’s our card!
If you’ve got a gal friend Sally, or a guy buddy Virgil who are retiring, you can colour the Senior Years stamp set to look just like them! Match their hair colour, clothing and jewels to add a spark of their personalities! They’ll love it!
If you don’t have the Senior Years set, unfortunately now it’s retired, but what other stamps do you think would work great here?
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How I Added Colour to This Card
In yesterday’s blog, we talked about how to add colour quickly and easily with sponge daubers (see it by clicking here).
Today I used my alcohol markers. Both Sally and Virgil are coloured with Stampin’ Blends (and so are the clear epoxy dots you see dotted around). Versatility is second nature for the Blends!
But what you probably noticed first about this card is the Picture This Die cut, right? It creates wonderfully cute peek-throughs to see what’s underneath! It comes with a set of two, one circles and one rectangles.
Fun Retirement Card
This is such a fun die and you won’t believe how many different ways you can use it. Here’s how it will make your crafting life more versatile!!
- All the shapes cut out both an inside dotted line, and an outside line so you have pre-decorated card fronts or shapes.
- The rectangles have a long stitch mark then a dot and the circles have the same stitch length all around so there are two types of decoration.
- Use it for an overlap with images and words peeking through like I did above…
- Or fill in the holes with the same shapes cut from different colours and patterns which I also did on today’s card.
- Use the cut out shapes for labels, embellishments or the focal point on other cards you make.
To get an exact idea of just how versatile it is, take a peek at this totally different card I shared with one of my favourite colour combos – and gingham ribbon!
Let’s see these two up close!
Over to You Card Maker!
If you think you’d like to get a die that will give you tons of creative options, a simple click here allows you to pin, print or order from my online store. I so appreciate you shopping with me.
And what does the inside say? “You get up and you lie down whenever you want! Happy Retirement!”
I hope you enjoyed this fun retirement card and you can think of even more ways to use the Picture This Dies!