Sunday, 24 March 2019

Retirement would be awesome!


Hi, no I'm not able to retire yet, sadly, lol!
A former work colleague is retiring though and I was asked to make him a card. I had this bird in my stash and loved his nonchalant look!

The bird is stamped with versafine on watercolour paper and from memory, is coloured with Inktense pencils.

The stamped sentiments are from 2 different sets, and the diecut is layered up 3 times for dimension, inked with versamark and embossed with black sparkle powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
AAA Cards has a CAS theme using one image.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday has a cute theme. I think these crazy birds are quirky and cute!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies. I used Memory Box awesome jotted script and the matching die for the bird crazy stamp.


Watercooler Wednesday Challenge has an anything goes masculine theme.


Stamplorations CAS Challenge, it's anything goes with the optional use of coral pink.


Supplies:
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp and die; Memory Box awesome jotted script die; Woodware retirement  and Lawn Fawn reveal wheel sentiment stamps; Inktense pencils; versafine ink & clear ep; versamark ink & black sparkle ep; Stately embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

24 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous card - retirement would be awesome!
Kath x

Donna Scholz said...

Cathy, I'm sure your colleague will like his retirement card. VERY nice coloring of the bird! I find I am using the stacked diecuts more and more, too! They make such a statement!!! Did you dry emboss the two layers of white cardstock underneath the main panel? They really dress up the card by the franing! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! -Donna

Darnell said...

This is a winner in all these challenges if you ask me, Cathy! I love everything about it ~ your coloring is amazing and I love how you mixed and matched that bold sediment! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

Retirement...is Awesome. The perfect CAS card for your co-worker. TFS Cathy. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Anything Goes. Hugs..Nancy

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card I love the quirky bird and dimension on the diecut-never think of layering them for depth
Carol x

Aileen said...

Cathy love this card, the awesome mix of sentiments and die cuts look really cool, I have these birds and hare to say I have never coloured them but the one you used here looks just perfect. I dont know if that was an embossing folder or you debossed for the frame but I really really like that look.

Claire said...

OMG I absolutely love this card, the crazy bird is just the best choice for the card. I love the different fonts for the sentiment, the awesome is super. Marvellous Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Retirement is awesome and so is this card!

Pat said...

I love that crazy bird Cathy beautifully coloured with the Inktense Pencils, and he is just perfect for this retirement card, and love the added dimension on the die cut sentiment using three layers and some sparkle embossing powder. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Great card Cathy, I love those crazy birds, he doesn't look too happy about retiring - 'home with the nagging wife!!' ... I think mine is still happy to be working part time.

Karen Brown said...

What a lovely card! Your pencil coloring is wonderful and you've created a very nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Brenda in IN said...

Your coloring is beautiful with the pencils. I love the bird and the black sparkle powder made the sentiment just shine.

Anita in France said...

Such a brilliant bird, Cathy ... your colouring is fantastic ... and what a fabulous sentiment, the shimmer and shine on the awesome is so eyecatching! Hugs, Anita :)

Jane said...

Oh yes! Perfect choice of image for a retirement card and so beautifully coloured too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

Tristan Goldsmith said...

Fabulous colouring of that bird Cathy. Clearly he's not sure about retiring! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

Michelle said...

Hi Cathy, great card! Wondering about the embossing around the edge of the card did you do that or were the cards already embossed? X Michelle

Michelle W said...

I love this Cathy! That bird holds its own and is perfect for any occasion. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Cat Craig said...

Great card for a man and the occasion.

Mac Mable said...

Great colouring on that nonchalant bird. The sentiment is so perfect for the it and what a striking CAS card x

Mandy said...

Wonderful CAS card Cathy! The image is super cute and your colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Helen said...

These fun birds are always a favourite of mine! I love their attitude! This is a wonderful retirement card! This sentiment you have created is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge this month!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love these crazy birds! This is a great retirement card! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge!

foleysfriend said...

That bird has some attitude, doesn't he/she? Super retirement card. I like what you did with the diecut sentiment. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

sue n.

LucieGCards said...

Super cool card Cathy - Love how you coloured the bird! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!