Today I'm sharing a card I made for my sweet husband on his 1st day at his new job. This is significant because he had been working for the same company for over 30 years and then retired early last May. I have grown used to seeing him at home so it was very different day around my home today with him gone to work for the first time in 7+ months. It appears from what he told me this evening that he enjoyed his first day. Anyhoo on to the details of the card... I used to Stampin' Up! stamp sets first Country Livin' for the focal image and then Crazy about you for the sentiment. I used Very Vanilla for the base of the card, for the stitched circle background of the focal image & the sentiment banner. I used soft suede for the 1st layer of the card which I embossed with wood grain then I took the same soft suede ink on a dauber to distress the paper to better show the embossing on the paper. I tore off the upper right corner to make it look old/worn. I also use soft suede for the scalloped circle behind the focal image. I stamped the boots using soft suede ink and then I used the soft suede Stampin' Write marker and blender pen to color the boots & ground them on the very vanilla circle. I used a scrap of Moroccan Designer Series Paper to add a touch of color. I used the banner triple punch to make the tails of the designer series paper as well as the sentiment. I adhered the soft suede & designer series paper to the card base and the soft suede scalloped circle to the focal image with snail then a few dimensional behind the scalloped circle for extra dimension and a staple and glue dot to hold the sentiment banner in place. He loved it so that was good as making masculine cards is hard for me. I placed a list of products I used at the end of this post so all you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you right to my online Stampin' UP! website so you can purchase them.
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