Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Secret of Life ... Paper Players #151

I retired from my day job 13 years ago, and have not regretted one moment of it.  James Taylor had it right when he said "The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time".  So for all of you who are retired, or thinking of retiring, this card is for you.  I used the sketch challenge with the Paper Players here to create this card.


I started by creating the flowers and leaves  using the two stamp method of stamping and the stamp-a-ma-jig.  The two colours I used for the flowers:  Pool Party and Island Indigo - for the leaves: Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  These were then cut out and put aside while I assembled the rest of the card.

The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White and die cut using the Labels framelit.  The top portion was cut off.

The base card is Pool Party, layered with Whisper White and then a blue patterned retired SU DSP.
The sentiment die was attached to the card and a piece of 3/8" white taffeta ribbon adhered to the top of the die cut sentiment. A piece of ribbon tied in a knot was attached near the flowers.
The flowers and leaves were then attached as shown in the card above - the flowers with dimensionals, and the leaves with glue.  Tiny pearls were inset into the large flower center; one tiny pearl in the center of the small flower with dazzling diamonds around it.

Materials used:
Stamps:  From my Heart, Stippled Blossoms
Inks: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Labels Framelits, 3/8" white taffeta ribbon, Pearls, Dazzling diamonds, dimensionals

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