Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy Retirement

My last order from W&W included the wonderful Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway.  Gotta say, it cut beautifully without using a shim!  Decided to keep it simple for my first card & just cut it from white cardstock.  For the background I watercolored a panel with DI evergreen bough, peacock feathers, salty ocean, broken china & tumbled glass.  I misted with water for a bit of added texture, but hard to see in the photo.
My color combo is based on the W&W April Color Combo Challenge--so beautiful & peaceful.  One of my previous bosses who is also a friend just retired May 1, so this card is for her.  The sentiment is done with W&W In a Word: Hello Cutaway and Heidi Swapp alpha stickers.  All the white cardstock is brushed with Wink of Stella & the sticker word is attached with foam tape.
I think this is the first time I've added a sentiment strip on top of a die cut word--so fun!  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with DiesSSS Monday & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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21 comments:

  1. So pretty Greta! Love the beautiful background!

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  2. I am loving these cut cards with a sentiment, they have such impact as this does, lovely colour combo.
    Faith
    x

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  3. wonderful card, Greta - and the sentiment on the die cut is perfect - never done that before either.

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  4. Fabulous card Greta! Love that cover; it is delicate enough that it doesn't fight with your sentiment.

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  5. I love that cover die you made. Really a great design.

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  6. Your watercolored background is lovely with the crisp white die cut! This is pretty!

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  7. Fantastic background.... wonderful ink combo and I totally love that die cover! So awesome!

    Theresa

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  8. totally awesome Greta. It doesn't need anything more!

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  9. Hi Greta such a beautiful card,well done my friend xx

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  10. Oh it's lovely! That's a beautiful die and I love how you did your sentiment... Sending hugs your way!

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  11. fabulous card, greta! love the sentiment strip on top of the word... looks amazing!

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  12. I love this cover plate that lets the beautiful background show through. I like the black retired popped up on the letters. Great idea.

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  13. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your die and the background!!!!!! Kisses!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Those colours are beautiful and that die cut is wonderful. Always love a bit of bling and that bold sentiment finishes off your card beautifully x

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  15. Ohhhh...I LOVE this!!! That die is spectacular!! And what a perfect way to accent it with the gorgeous background you created! I loooovoe the colors - you're really inspiring me with all the gorgeous blues and aquas!

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  16. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the background and the colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  17. Ohhh, that cover plate is gorgeous! Beautiful background, sentiment, and shimmer! Love this card!

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  18. What a gorgeous die against the lovely background! Wonderful card, Greta!!

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  19. Fresh, crisp and perfect for the occasion. It would also make a fabulous all occasion card. Swooning over the background.

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  20. Greta, there couldn't be a more perfect retirement card! So happy and fresh and uplifting. I love the BG die and your gorgeous ink work. The Happy is just so fun! Hugs, Autumn

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