It's time for another card for a friend who is retiring.  Or as she says, just tired!

Retirement left

Wild About Flowers contains everything I needed for my card – some sweet flowers and a nice choice of sentiments. The stems are stamped in Pear Pizazz Ink using both first & second generation stamping – just a fancy way to say stamp and stamp a second time prior to reinking.  In similar fashion, the flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral Ink & then stamped again before reinking.

Retirement rt

The Very Vanilla Cardstock with the flower image is banner cut and popped up for added dimension.  The base of the card is embossed with the Large Polks Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I chose to use the recessed dots facing the front so I could dress up some of the dots  with circles punched from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack using the 3/4" Circle Punch.

Retirement flat

A piece of Thick Calypso Coral Baker's Twine is wound around the left side of my card and finished with a bow.  The sentiment from the stamp set Wild About Flowers was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink across the base of the flower stems before the banner was popped up on the card base.

Finally, the envelope flap is covered with another pattern of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.

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