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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Retirement Card

Taking a break from the confirmation cards and made one for retirement. The design is inspired by the CASE over at Inkspirational, but I went for square and circles instead of rectangular with rounded edges. I also used twine instead of ribbon. I've used the white, red and green color scheme, but decided to add black as well, as the image has a black circle frame around the flower. The flower I colored using Promarkers, and I also added Glossy Acent to the rose. The flower is a digi from Bugaboo, the sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #20 CASE
2) Crafty Creations - #222 Keep It Simple
3) Creative Moments -#17 Circles
4) I love Promarkers - #168 Simple
5) Without Words - Floral
6) Crafty Ribbons - #45 No designer paper
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

32 comments:

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Pia! I LOVE the CAS feel and the sentiment is amazing! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the CAS design and the Glossy Accents on the rose looks so effective
Sue xx

Tracy said...

That simple rose really makes a beautiful focal point for your card. The retiree will love it I'm sure. Glad to see this at MIM! Hugs!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely CAS card and love the sentiment and simplicity style you know too well how to do...xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful, fresh and soothing card! Love this so much.. :)

sandie said...

Pia, I absolutely love this. Really CAS which of course really appeals to me but I like the twine and the sentiment is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational. I always look forward to your entry x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Pia, this is so so pale and completely stylish, I love it. X

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, lovely CAS design and your contemporary image is perfect.
Pauline
x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Pia! I love that glossy flower and your beautiful design!
Hugs, Tammy

Delphine said...

Beautiful card! I love your layout! Thanks for joining us at Without Words and good luck! Delphine xx

Lau W said...

Oh superb card, Pia ! Love the sentiment, and the glossy accent touch is perfect !
xxx

Lisa M said...

It's beautiful in its CAS design with the glossy rose as the centerpiece. I love that sentiment as well. A much deserved treasure at the end of a work career.
hugs,
Lisa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really beautiful sweetie. Love that sentiment.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! The sentiment is great and I love the flower!

Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday!

Teresa said...

Good evening Pia,
This card is beautiful, lovely sentiment too.
Thank you for visiting my blog today,
Hugs Teresa xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Pia. Love the glossy flower and fab sentiment too. Thanks for joining in at Without Words hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

Great idea to use the glossy accents on the rose...I see you tie the ends of your twine...so do I! I smiled when i saw it!

The sentiment on this card is so true. We are both retired and DH always says that he doesn't know how we had time to work! teehee

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a simple and beautiful retirement card. Love the elegant rose image. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Jackie said...

This is such a beautiful CAS style card Pia! I love the pop of color with the image & twine...very nice work as always Hun & TFS!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Lovely card. The glossy accents adds a nice touch to the rose and your twine helps pop the red out.
Hugs, Patricia

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful design, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
hugs Anke

Sue B said...

Aww this is fab Pia! I love the pretty flower with the glossy accents and the sentiment is wonderful… the twine detail finishes it off beautifully! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

cebelica said...

This is a really nice retirement card. I think you did a great job with it! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Joey said...

Pia this really is so lovely, beautiful card. thanks for joining us at without words. Joey x

Ruth M said...

What a wonderful card Pia, I love that you used circles in your layout and the glossy rose is fabulous! That sentiment is a great message for someone retiring!
So lovely to see you again at Inkspirational, see you again soon! Ruth x

Asha said...

Great CAS card, Pia. Definitely worth retiring for! LOL.
Seriously, I love the simplicity and that touch of colour is perfect.
xxx

Laura said...

Beautiful card Pia
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
Laura
:)

Rebecca said...

Love the gloss on the flower and the twin is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week- good luck.

Rebecca x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love the CAS look to this card. Just the perfect combination of items.