Saturday, May 31, 2014

Retirement cards

We had 4 teachers retire this year from the school I work at. I made each of them a card. I made them all the same (with just some color variation). I hand wrote each of them a personalized note so that they were all different in some way. I liked how they turned out. Unfortunately as I uploaded them, two of the pics turned sideways. My camera broke and I have been at the mercy of my phone for picture taking. I don't know why, but sometimes it turns the pictures sideways when I upload them. The 4th card was like the 1st, so I didn't take a picture of it. Color challenge (the pinks match the pink flowers)

The inside:

The image is a My Bestie by Sherri Baldy. They are colored with copics. The DP is Tim Holtz Ideolgy. I used two different stack packs. I cut out the inside of the first mat and used it on the inside of the card. I saved paper and got matching colors that way. The sentiment is a Studio 490 one. I forget what the set is called. I am uploading at the public library, so I can't check. I inked the ribbon with antique linen distress ink. I then put worn lipstick and shabby shutters (weathered wood for the pink based card) on a craft mat, spritzed it with water and put the ribbon in it. I used Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, so I wadded it up and let it dry. That gives a nice distressed, mottled look. I made a pin using alphabet beads that I've had for a really long time. I tried to use things that looked like school things. The twine inside is from the retirement party we had for them. I incorporated it as a memento. It was wrapped around the silverware. I just gathered up pieces at the end of the party that had not been thrown away.

I found some challenges to enter. I put them under the cards.


Anonymous said...

Your cards are stunning, and so is your colouring! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Leslie said...

These retirement cards are absolutely gorgeous! I know the retiring teachers will cherish them for years to come! Great job!

P.S. I'd love to help out with your images that turned sideways since your camera is broken. I've re-saved them and will email them to you! :)

Kerry said...

Hi Annette...I think your card just squeaked into our Monochrome challenge lol. Love the background pp and sentiment. Your colouring is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining our Monochrome challenge at LCI. xx

ShersL84bed said...

Darling cards Annette. I love the papers that you used with the Besties. Thank you for entering our challenges.

Smiles Sher

Grandma Bonnie said...

Annette, thank you for entering your wonderful card in the My Besties challenge..our new challenge has just started and it is Flowers..hope to see you there!