Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy Retirement

My husband's immediate supervisor at work retired this past week and Friday night we went to a big retirement party for him.  Of course, I had to make a card:
Sometimes I really struggle with masculine cards, but in the end, I really love how this one turned out!  I really love this Hands of Time stamp set a die set from PaperTrey Ink.  I think it's perfect for masculine cards and it really has some awesome sentiments.  I started out with this card as my inspiration:
I liked the idea of the patterned paper strip down the side, but ended up going with a monochromatic color scheme as I really like the elegance of it.  I started out by die cutting the clock face out of a light gray cardstock.  I stamped the coordinating clock face stamp on some water color paper for some added texture and a bit of off white color.  After I stamped the sentiment, I splattered on some black acrylic paint and to get the gray, I mixed some gray gelato with some water and splatted that on as well.  Then I had to set it aside to dry, which was really hard and I didn't wait quite long enough and smeared things a little bit, but I don't thank anyone will know.  If you can't read the sentiment, it says:    Time is the most valuable thing that anyone can spend.  It is a fitting sentiment as this man was a mentor and much more to my husband.

Stamps: PTI "Hands Of Time"
Dies: PTI "Hands of Time" and border die
I also used PTI's Soft Stone card stock for the gray

Sweet Stampin--spots & dots  (I hope my splattered spots count)
Brown Sugar #235--anything goes
Crafty Creations #333--anything goes
Penny's #313--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #327--anything goes
Cardz TV #1--anything goes
Stick It Down--sketch (it is a loose interpretation of the sketch)
Word Art Wednesday #266--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Incy Wincy--For the Men in your life
Dragon's Lair Challenge--new beginnings (retirement)


Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very cool card and perfect for retirement! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Stick It Down.

Stacey’s Creative Corner
Stick It Down, DT Member

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a gorgeous, elegant card. This man will keep it and think of your husband often. I like yours better than the one you were inspired by. Black and white is always "timeless!" :)

Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

Elaine Stark said...

A brilliant card. Love the monochrome and design. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the monochromatic look of your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down!-Lori DT

Jean said...

Oh wow what a great card, stunning creation.
Thanks for joining us over at PENNY'S.
Jean DT xxx

Colleen said...

That is a great card, I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Colleen-DT for Stick it Down

Angelika said...

What an elegant card. Stunning. Thanks for creating with us at SID!

Gayatri said...

Fantastic card. Love the clock details. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Alison said...

Fun card! Perfect for what you have in mind. Thanks for playing along with us SID!

Creations by Shirl said...

Unique project! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Jessica K said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for joining us in January at Stick It Down! Jess - DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous card!
Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
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Cass said...

Fantastic male card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Irena Stefanova said...

This is such an adorable card Heather! I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at LTCCB and good luck! Hugs, Irena

Cara said...

Wow! This is amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x

Cara said...

I'm back with my other hat on! Still loving this! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x