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Happy Retirement Bros!


Sharing some cards that I made for my 2 brothers who both retired recently.

My older brother was a Fireman for many years and worked his way up to being a Captain. My younger brother worked for the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP) in various roles and became a Sergeant.  My brother in the OPP worked with forensics and we used to ask him how much of what we saw in TV shows was actually real. He thought it was amazing at how fast they could solve a crime and wishes it was that easy! LOL!

I am very happy for them both, but jealous at the same time. LOL!

I decided to make them both very simple cards and to do them both the same only changing the colours to match their professions. The red is for the fireman and the blue is for the police officer.

To make the cards I used various Tim Holtz inks to create my own background on a 5.25″ x 4.25″ background using the sentiment from Your Next Stamp –  Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709. Next I coloured in both of the images with Copic markers the same and then coloured in one background in various reds and the other in blues.

Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut  Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) – (Your Next Stamp) and then embossed the sentiment using the same stamp set as above. I then attached the image to the die cut and popped it up with some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

On the inside of the card, I used Your Next Stamp – Cool Tees – CYNS714 for the image and sentiment. Again I coloured up both images to represent their professions. Showing the inside of the 2 cards below.

Unfortunately, I still have to work for a little while longer! LOL! But, someday, my day for retirement will also come.

Congratulations to my 2 brothers, you both worked hard, sometime with long periods away from your families and and now you both deserve some time to enjoy life. Have fun!

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments: Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709 (Your Next Stamp), Cool Tees – CYNS714 (Your Next Stamp)

Die Cut: Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Barn Door, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, TIm Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Copic Markers for Colouring in images:

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Dog: E18, E17, E15, E13

Policeman background: B29, B28, B24

Fireman background: R59, R37, R35

Both of my brothers loved their cards and I hope that you do too!

Happy Retirement


Sharing a card that I made for a lady that I worked with. Today was her last day and I wanted to make her a special card. I am so jealous that she gets to retire at such a young age. LOL! I hope she enjoys each and every day of her retirement and wish her all the best of luck in the future! I made her drink green, I hope she likes a nice Tom Collins. LOL!

Here is the card that I made her using Art Impressions – SC0653 – Beach Babes.

 

Here is a close-up of the image from the front of the card.

Here is the inside of the card. I made up some small saying to go with each letter of “Retired”.

She loved her card and I hope you do too!

 

Die Cuts:

Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies

Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Papers:

Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card (for image)

Fancy Pants Designs – Nautical by Nancie Rowe Janitz (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad)

Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad)

Ink:

Coloured image with Copic markers.

Memento – Tuxedo Black

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive

Sentiments:

Both inside and out sentiments were created in a Microsoft Word document and then printed out on my printer.

Retirement Card


Hi There,

Sharing a retirement card that I made for a wonderful lady that just retired at our workplace. She was very pleasant to work with and we all wish her the best. I made this card special for her from our team.

I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink using the stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps – Wild Party T102.

Retirement

Here is a close up:

RetirementCUp

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour all of the characters in.

Sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps – SY-902 Hillbilly Holler Set 3. I stamped it with Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

The frames were cut out with My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out.

Background patterned paper is from DCWV The Birthday Wishes stack, 6 x 6″ paper.

She loved her card, hope you do to!