With the end of the school year come the requisite good-byes as we say farewell to various staff members who are leaving for a variety of reasons. I am typically charged with making the cards for everyone to sign, which means I need to think BIG! Today's project is an over-sized 5-1/2" x 8" retirement card...
|Retirement card featuring the Watercolour Wings and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets with sentiment from Sassy Salutations|
Lost Lagoon card stock, on which I had heat embossed, in silver, the sentiment from Sassy Salutations and embellished it with some (retired) Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon. To create the butterflies, I stamped the solid butterfly images from the Watercolour Wings stamp set in Wisteria Wonder ink and then stamped the detail images in Blackberry Bliss. I die-cut the stamped butterflies using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits. The top layer on each butterfly is die-cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (on sale this week!). I embellished each butterfly with a Vintage Faceted button (also on sale this week!) and some Silver Metallic Thread.
The background panel is a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock that I embossed using the Elegant Dots TIEF. The panel was larger than would fit in the folder, but I was able to carefully match the pattern so that the seam wasn't obvious. The card base is Basic Gray card stock.
|Inside view with sentiment from the Wild About Flowers set and butterfly images from the Papillon Potpourri set.|
Now, I was so busy yesterday I fogot to post this week's Weekly Deals! Here they are...prices are good until Monday at midnight :)