Words to Scrap By is now Words to Craft By. We want everyone to know that we welcome all kinds of projects. Our schedule has changed to starting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month & running to the end of the month. One winner will be selected each month & will be invited to Guest Design, but in addition we'll have a random drawing for a gift certificate. What hasn't changed is that our inspiration comes from words & for 2016 we're using quotes. Here's the January quote by Dave Weinbaum: "The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
I was inspired to make a retirement card for a doctor I loved working with for quite a few years. Funny that we're both semi-retiring at the same time. The background panel is more of my playing with inks & Ken Oliver Color Burst powders on watercolor paper. Then I stamped the little star images (old Stampendous wood mounted) with matching inks. Another old stamp (Comotion) I've always liked & used for retirement cards was black embossed on vellum. The wooden stars were inked in 3 of the colors & clear embossed. Black strips embossed with an old Cuttlebug folder are attached to the card front & the panel is mounted with foam tape. Hope I've inspired you to join the challenge at Words 2 Craft By. If you stop by & follow our new blog you'll be in the running for a special random drawing this month. I'm taking this card to The Playground, The Male Room, Word Art Wednesday & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by.