Hello everyone! I needed a card for my brother-in-law that will be retiring from his job in a few days. He's an avid fisherman and is retired from the Navy some 20 years ago. I thought this stamp set would be a perfect fit. It's called Boatloads of Love. The boat was stamped with black StazOn and colored with peach parfait and baja breeze markers. To make the waves of water, I took the guide off the ticket corner punch (SU's old style punch) and lined the pattern up end to end to create the points. I made three layers of "water" with baja breeze and night of navy cardstock, stuck them together and ran them all through the Cuttlebug using the swirls folder. What's water without a little bit of sparkle. The camera doesn't show it, but I ran a glitter pen over the swirls of the water. I hand drew the fish and fishing rod. The All play and NO work sentiment was computer generated. It says Happy Retirement on the inside of the card. I added eyelets for the port hole windows and a hand written "Good Times" name for the boat.
I really think my brother-in-law will get a kick out of it.
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