Hello and welcome. Today's card has been made for my father's retirement.
The card features the "Whereever You Go" set from the annual catalogue, as it not only makes for a great masculine card but also has a travel and new adventure theme. The card celebrates his new adventures and will be enjoying his time visiting friends and family around the world.
The sentiment is taken from "Wild About Flowers" and is also from the annual catalogue.
The card has also been inspired by the Live Love Cards Challenges - Personalised Cards, by incorporating a person's name. I have used the "Large Letters Framelits" dies to die cut Beat's name and inlaid it over the top. Black fun foam has been used underneath to give an even raise and extra dimension.
The background has been created using Gansai Tambi watercolours where the colours have been built up in layers by heat setting/drying each application and this helps intensify and create more interest.
The images of the bridge and compass has been white heat embossed over the top.
The sentiment has been partly stamp using black Stazon ink and the 'Retirement' has been gold heat embossed to make it stand out.
This card is very simple in design however the inlaid die cutting just adds so much more to the layout. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration be sure to check out the rest of the creative projects in the challenge and it will be great if you can join in the fun.
Thanks you for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :)
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