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Monday, April 16, 2018

Retirement Card

Hi Everyone,

my long-time dear work colleague is retiring to Florida and she needs a decent card to celebrate this occasion. I have worked with her for almost 18 years. I am happy for her to be able to retire, but I also have severe retirement envy....

I took two Your Next Stamp sets to make this card. The layout I took from the current YNS challenge. Used Simon Says stitched dies  to cut the circles and marked them on a piece of water color paper. Stamped the croc and flamingo and colored them with water brush pens and Inktense. Stamped the sentiment.

Mounted the top panel with foam tape. I actually added on an additional page - it more a little booklet than a card, so that all my colleagues can sign as well. I attached it with Washi tape. You can see it peeking out a bit on the first picture.

Linking up with:
Your Next Stamp - see sketch below (I just reversed it)
AAA Cards challenge - perfect day (the day I can retire)


Flo said...

Als ich deine Karte sah, musste ich schmunzeln: das Krokodil verknotet sich ja fast bei dem Luftsprung!!!
Liebe Grüße, Flo

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and thoughtful card for your colleague. Fun stamps, gorgeous colouring and love the booklet idea x

conil said...

The card is adorable...so reminiscent of Florida's reptile and avian population. Think those peek-a-boo holes are fantastic. I'm sure she'll love it and I'm also sure you'll miss her...18 years is a long association. Although envious, remember your time is coming.

Jane said...

Well speaking as someone who has retired I can totally agree that it is a perfect moment knowing you don’t have to get up early any more! Great bright and cheery card. Thanks for joining in with the perfect day challenge at AAA Cards.

maria f. said...

Great card for a great occasion!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this look on your card where you offset the circle dies and then placed your images inside those areas. And, wonderful colors. This is a fantastic retirement card.

papierelle said...

Klasse Schmunzelkarte!!!

Bobby said...

What a fun card, Cornelia.

Anita in France said...

So cute and so much fun, Cornelia ... those images are perfect for someone retiring to Florida! Hugs, Anita :)