Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Lili of the valley - Sailing boat (Retirement card)

Hello, hope you are all well,  its cold today
its  been raining but sun just trying to show through, so hopefully it will warm up.
My Dad retired from work on Monday, So wanted to share with you the card I made for him.
One of my fav Lili of the valley stamps I know you have seen it a few times now.
But my Dads into boats, and he said he liked this stamp when I made the postcard for the paperlane
that was published in Craft stamper magazine 
I don't think it shows to well on this picture, But I stamped the sails of the image again, cut out and curled a little, mounted on foam pads and glued edges down. To make the sails 3d and appear they were full with breeze.
So this is the inside of the card

Sorry image not to good but hope you get the idea. I made a banner with cream card cut the little triangles out inked edged, then used a page or 2 from an old yellowing dictionary, cut out more small triangles, stamped on letters to spell Happy Retirement. added a blue stickles around outline of flag.
Then strung together using crochet cotton, added foam pads to back side and hay presto 1 banner.

6x6 plain white card blank
my minds eye design paper 1 sheet
other green paper on flourishes from my scraps box stash
smooth white card stock for image
selection of copic markers
image stamped with memento ink
Die cutters I used a few- spellbinders ones and Tim holtz
seam binding and buttons, stick on pearls too
oh and tim holtz tickets
also added Anita's 3-d clear gloss finish, to the hull of boat to give it shine and make it pop.
Distress ink used,  my usual one vintage photo

Anyway that's it for today from me.
Hope you have popped along to the paperlane challenge and are busy crafting away to come up with some wonderful creations to enter for  Shades of sunshine challenge this month.
I look forward to seeing what you have made.


  1. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, embellishments and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

  2. Just love this little man and his boat! So sweet - and those banners are cute :-) Kerry xx


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