Monday, 7 October 2013

Retirement Card

I've got a bit of a different card today, as it has a sentiment rather than an image as the focal point.

When I received these gorgeous papers, I couldn't bear to cover them up, so I decided to make a C&S design which showcased the papers more than anything else.

The card was requested by my hubby for his boss who is retiring in a few months, and the only requirement was to include some Swarovoski crystals, and preferably not feature a bear image (hmmm, I can't think why he'd feel the need to say that!!)

Anyway, here's what I came up with;  a shaped card base, with floral papers.   I cut out a central square in the papers, matted the panel onto contrasting paper from the same pad, and edged it with Stardust gel pen before wrapping it with strands of red twine and sticking it back down in place so that the flowers still match the base card positions.

I then typed a sentiment in an elegant font, die cut it out and stamped flowers and leaves around the edge.  I layered that onto the same plain backing paper and used 3d foam pads to place it over the twine.  I then tied a bow in some more twine, threaded on a bead and a crystal onto each strand, and tied a knot at the end to stop them falling off.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting


  1. This is beautiful Annette! Such a feminine card! :)
    Lizy xx

  2. Wow, this looks gorgeous! Love how you've matted those gorgeous papers and the glittered edging looks lovely! Hugs, Janet