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Friday, February 6, 2009

Retirement Congratulations

TGIF Peeps! Hope your week was good and your ready for some weekend fun, it is suppose to be very nice here this weekend and on Saturday afternoon I am going to my friends SAS. I am looking forward to it, we have fun and always make great cards!

Today's card is CAS (clean and simple) card. I have a hard time not adding alot of layers and embellishments. I based my card on this one, on Jenn Diercks' blog "Stamp Your Heart Out". She has an amazing talent and I love her blog, she is so sweet.

I loved how she had outlined the flowers with a bit of chocolate chip and wanted to try myself. The flowers are from the SU set "Petal Pizazz", you know I love that one, and they are stamped in riding hood red, tangerine and pacific blue. I used my chocolate chip marker to outline the outside of each flower. The riding hood red one is stamped directly onto the white piece of cardstock and the other two where stamped onto white scraps and cut out and mounted on dimensionals. They each have a white brad in the center.

The sentiment is from the SAB set "Congrats: and is stamped in chocolate chip ink.

I pierced around the outside edge of the white panel with my piercing tool and mat pack anf then mounted the white onto a piece of tangerine cardstock and then mounted that onto the base which is made from chocolate chip.

The card was really fast and easy and I like how it came out, altho I tried for a while to add more to it, nothing looked quite right, so I just left it like this, clean and simple.

I am going to use this card to give to a friend I went to high school who is retiring this month after 28 years with the postal service. The inside reads "let the relaxation begin" (Happy Retirement) and is also a stamp in the same SAB set.

Well, that is all for today, I am happy to report that the "uglies" are lifting!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!!



Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous Vicki!! Love the flowers the colors are perfect!!

Lois said...

Love the clean and simple look. AND you did yet another wonderful SUO card.
See ya Saturday.

Ronnie said...

This card is beautiful! I love clean and simple cards and think people like to see cards that they think they could actually make themselves. I need to focus more on clean and simple cards myself. TYFS!

Michelle said...

I like it just like it is as you say "clean and simple!" Great job!! TFS ;)