Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Retirement, SSSC228

Eek! I'm running a bit behind today, Stampers! I meant to post this last night but DH and I got super involved putting together a new TV stand and hooking up a new TV. Love them both! DH requested that I make a retirement card for a friend of ours, and it needed to be masculine. I pulled out a retired stamp set, Uncharted Territory, and a retired background stamp, Netting. 

The layout inspiration came from this great sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I love the look of this sailboat for a retirement card. The background was stamped in Basic Black ink and the sailboat and sentiment were heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder for a little added shine, which I couldn't seem to capture in my photograph.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Netting, Uncharted Territory, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread

Me and DD are off to the beach today! I hope you have a fun day, too!


Donna said...

Love your card Sandy! You always have "such a way" to make them stand out and feel unique or different or more fresh! The netting bg stamp is an unexpected surprise and works so well! What a great card; TFS! :)

Nora Noll said...

This is great!! I love the image you used and the netting stamp. Fabulous design!!