Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Enjoy Your Retirement

Hey kids!  How's your week going so far?  Ryan is doing swim lessons, and for some reason it feels just SO MUCH busier with that 30-minute lesson added into our day.  At least it was just for last week and this week...I'd prefer one or two lessons a week for several weeks rather than 4 lessons in 4 days.  Oy!

Anyway, I got in my craft room yesterday and I was feeling the vintage vibe pretty hard, so here's what I made:

Oh, we're pulling out all the retired stuff for this one!  Retired stamps, retired paper, retired ink.  Here's my inspiration pic:

This is the current challenge at the new-to-me Library Challenge.  I must admit I've never read any Jules Verne; I saw an image floating around Facebook last week that was a comparison of the tallest structures in the world, and "Books I intend to read" was like twice as tall as everything else ;)  Definitely related to that one!  Anyway, since I've never read the book, I took inspiration from the image on the front cover.  Even though my card doesn't *say* anything about retiring on it, I think this would be a great "congratulations on your retirement" card.  I bet a lot of people want to travel when they retire, though probably not by hot air balloon ;) and I liked the idea of a bunch of postage stamps for that reason.

This idea sprang forth fully formed Athena-style when I saw the sketch from Global Design Project:

Fun.  I like it when an idea for a card actually works out on paper more or less the way it looks in my head.

Well, we've got lots to do today, so peace out, friends.  Enjoy your day!

Supplies, all SU! (lots retired)
Stamps:  Postage Collection, Suite Sentiments
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP
Accessories:  postage stamp punch, Dimensionals, linen thread


Martina said...

I like this beautiful card very much. Martina - Visiting Librarian

Marina said...

This is such a great way to use vintage images in a modern design. Great card. Thanks for joining The Library.

Carol said...

I love when you said "you like when it works out more less like you see it in your head." I feel the same way most times!

Marina said...

This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.