Sunday, December 10, 2017

Retirement Succulent

I retired last January (Yippee!)  and on Tuesday a former co-worker is retiring and her department is having a party for her - so I needed a retirement card.
My card design was inspired by this card by Becky - the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers this week.

I used a succulent rather than a cactus (or I guess a cactus IS a succulent??!), changed the design slightly.

I didn't make mine a shaker - but did add clear sequins scattered about to give the impression of a shaker!

I colored my image using Tombow Markers and a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to spread the color around - so IRL it is quite sparkly in the light!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:Succulents - Altenew
Paper: Bristol Smooth Surface, White and Text Stye Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, Black Heros Hue
Accessories: Succulent dies - Altenew, Lacy circle die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Flag It - Taylored Espressions, Noted: Scalloped A2 - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, washi tape, clear sequins, Tombow Glue


Bonnie said...

Retirement is definitely something to celebrate! Your friend will love this card!

Redanne said...

A beautiful retirement card Julia, the sequins are a lovely addition! Hugs, Anne xx

Christine Alexander said...

Such a pretty Retirement card, It's so much fun to have more time with friends :)

butterfly said...

Yes, I think a cactus is a succulent too - but I'm no expert. A lovely retirement card - hope your colleague enjoys it as much as you are!
Alison x

laurie said...

Beautiful retirement card!Your co worker will love it!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your former co-worker is lucky to receive this lovely card, Julia! The distress dots paper background is perfect for the succulent. I love your beautiful blue/green coloring! Hideko :-)

Julie B said...

Fab retirement card Julia, your co worker will love it.
Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)