Although Steve's actual retirement date is his birthday next month, today is his final working day so I've made this card for him. Hopefully he will have lots of 'me time' in his retirement as well as many adventures in Zebedee.
I attached dark blue paper to a piece of white paper and trimmed it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank. I die cut a stitched circle from the centre and rounded the corners before attaching it to the front of the card blank. I put the precoloured image into my MISTI and lay the circle die on top so I could see where to stamp the sentiment. I removed the die and stamped the sentiment before die cutting the image. The circle was then inlaid into the aperture.
To make this card I used:
6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Vintage Boys' Art Pad
My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics die
Practical Publishing 'Stamps for All Occasions' stamp
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' paper
Woodware Corner Rounder punch
Our first adventure in Zeb starts on Monday and we're going to be away for several weeks so I won't making any new posts until the end of July. I'm not sure how much commenting I'll be able to do either - that all depends on the weather and the wifi signals on our campsites.