A friend at work asked me to make a personalized retirement card for a woman in her department. I wanted it to be bright and cheerful. (I was totally inspired by my friend Loll's card here.) Here's the card that I made. It's an over sized card so lots of people can sign it. I simply folded an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock in half for the card base.
For the background, I first sponged over the panel with Ranger Distress Wild Honey Ink. Then I laid the Dot Fade Stencil by Tim Holtz over the sponging and spritzed over the stencil with water. I removed the stencil and dried the panel with my heat tool. It left a great water spot look
I stamped the cone flower and stem onto watercolor paper, colored them with Ranger Distress Markers and went over the colors with a water brush. I dried them with a heat tool and brushed over the flower head with a clear glitter Wink of Stella. (it's really sparkly IRL!) I fussy cut them and adhered them on the panel with foam dots, curling up the petals a bit. I stamped the sentiment on a white rectangle and MARIE on a piece punched with a circle punch. To finish it off I added three sequins, adhered the panel to a piece of Shimmer Gold paper and then to the card base.
This card fits the January Mixed Media Card Challenge -
I used stencils with water, watercoloring and stampings as my mixed media.
Retirement is a new beginning! and I used sequins!here!
Paper: Watercolor paper, White, Vintage Cream and Shimmer Sampler - PTI.
Ink: Archival Jet Black, True Black- PTI, Wild Honey Ranger Distress
Accessories: Dot Fade Stencil - Tim Holtz, mini mister - Ranger, foam dots, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Ranger Distress Markers - Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmelade, Spun Sugar, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, 1" circle punch - EK Success, waterbrush pen.