Hi everyone! I had to make a card for a fellow teacher who retired. I thought about a gift for her, and settled on a Barnes & Noble gift card. She's a reading teacher, so I thought this old set from Papertrey Ink would be perfect for her card.
This is such a simple card, but when I say it took FOREVER to make please believe me! I stamped the image I think four times due to smudges. Then I dropped a stamp pad on the main panel just as I was ready to mount it on the base. I inked another (the background is sponged with ink) and spattered it with that dark pink ink...I hated it, so I started over! Then I didn't like the original pattern paper, so I changed that. Yikes! This is the final result, and I'm just ok with it, but it had to do! I hope my friend likes it. I stamped another sentiment about reading and Happy Retirement on the inside and put it in the envelope!
I'm also adding it to the Remind post over at the Time Out blog. The theme is hobbies.
You can see more from the Time Out team and our current guest on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: All Booked Up (PTI)
Paper: Recollections white, Sweet Threads (Basic Grey)
Ink: Razzleberry and bamboo (Altenew)
Accessories: Stitched rectangle die (MFT), Mat Stack 3 die (PTI), sequins, dimensional tape