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Friday, June 15, 2012

Friends with {Retirement} Flair

Happy Friday! Hope it's a beautiful sunny day where you are, as it is where I am. I came in from the deck long enough to make a retirement card for a friend whose party is this evening:




It's not specifically a retirement sentiment, but it seemed to express what I want to wish her as she moves on from her career. 
Don't forget to check out the Unity Friends with Flair hop for lots of great inspiration! (There's a big sale, too... be careful!) :D And now, back to the deck...


Supplies: white & assorted colour cardstock, Unity Giving It All Meaning, Direction of Your Heart, Bevy of Butterflies & Gratitude=Joy stamps, Versamark, Colorbox frost white & Memento nautical blue inks, white embossing powder Pin It Now!

28 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

They will just treasure it. Fantastic colors!

Angela said...

I love the little rainbow of floral happiness you've come up with, Linds -- and I think the sentiment is just perfect for a new retiree!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful mulit-colored card! I just love what you've done here with the colored strips and the main image stamped on top! What a great retirement sentiment too!

Eva said...

Beautiful card! I think that sentiment is perfect for retirement, and I love the colored strips you used.

Emily H said...

Wow! I love the layers of color!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER amazing card! LOVE the colors and blocking design! YOU ROCK! I think your friend will LOVE this card:)

Ruby said...

Amazing card.

Sarah Mailloux said...

It's almost like one of those triptic paintings, which I love. So cool"

Kary said...

Oh Lindsey, this is Just Gorgeous!! And what a great card for your friend. I'm sure she will love it.

I can't thank you enough for being such a wonderful blogging friend, Lindsey. You say the sweetest things about my cards, and I am so grateful for the encouragement. Take good care & have a Fantastic weekend!! {hugs}

*Alison* said...

Oh so adorable.. I love how you did the white ontop of all the colors :) hugs

JPScraps said...

Terrific card!

onecraftymama said...

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done ;) I think this is a fabulous sentiment for a retirement card - I like to use those sorts of sentiments too, the more widely interpreted kind :)
Love the embossing on multiple strips - do you make the panel & adhere it first, or? Every time I've tried the adhesive has buckled with the heat.

jennifer mitten said...

This is so pretty - love the white stamping/embossing on the different colored strata - fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

Lindsey, this is beautiful! I love the silhouette in white on those strips of pretty paper. And that sentiment is just perfect for a retirement card, I think!!

Julie Odil said...

The rainbow of color with the white embossing, the sentiment, well, it's perfect.

Crystal said...

I can't even imagine a better sentiment for a retirement card, perfect!

Heather said...

what a fantastic card

Lisa Arana said...

love the color blocking and stamping on top! brilliant lindsey!

sorry i've been by so sporadically. I can't seem to keep up with my visits. :( But I'll always be by to catch up, I so adore your cards. :)

Tameko said...

Fabulous card design!

Glenda J said...

Great colour blocking Lindsey! That sentiment is great for almost anything (I love it and use it a lot).

Michelle said...

I love the sentiment for retirement!! The mix of colors is fabulous with the contrasting white! GREAT card!

cardz said...

Your strips of colour look pretty and happy and the white images really pops. I have been meaning to do something similar with strips of colour but haven't got around to it. You have inspired me to do it.
Heather

Barb King said...

Those are great colors, I'm sure your friend will love this thoughtful card. I have some retirement cards to make, I may have to borrow this idea!

Anita Rex said...

So pretty! I love the color blocking! Enjoy the sun it's hiding over here! :>

Jen W. said...

Love the white embossing on the colour blocks and I think the sentiment is perfect. :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love the mix of colors you used, Lindsey! That sentiment is perfect for retirement...I suppose unless it's a forced retirement or something.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, the embossed colour blocking looks amazing and I do love that sentiment for a retirement!

Janna Werner said...

I love the color blocking in your card!