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Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy New (retirement) Life

Playing along with Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen again for the Day 3 challenge - Backgrounds.



Here is my card that I made for a dear friend that will be retiring from a 37 year "stint" at a National airline.  Her name is Margaret and I wanted to create my background with Julie's organic feel daisy (for the french Marguerite) floral from Bohemian Garden and I paired a leaf from Winnie & Walter's 
Anna's Flora set.  



I started by blending some Salty Ocean distress ink onto a bristol card and then sprayed with water and blotted up some of the water droplets.  When completely dried, I stamped the daisy in Versamark ink and white heat embossed, then the same with the leaf shape.  I had seen Jennifer McGuire's video with removing DI's from a stamped floral (Julie's Mondo Hydrangea) and immediately fell in love with this technique and have finally been able to give this a try.  I was not sure it would work on bristol card, but it did!  Probably not as well as it would on W/C card, but it was a great experiment!
For the sentiment, I white heat embossed three words from the 
W&W set "The Big, the Bold and the Happy".  So many great words in the set to create for different occasions!  As an afterthought, I repeated the spongeing and heat embossing and ink lifting on a scrap of bristol and created two more leaves to flank the sentiment.
Thanks for peeking in and have a great day!
Chriss

4 comments:

  1. I love these colours and I love the technique too ... Beautiful card that Margaret is sure to love!

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  2. The technique is so fun, and it looks as if it worked the charm on Bristol, Chriss! LOve the dreamy blue, and I'm sure Margaret will, too ... I did not know that Marguerite meant daisy! I have a ton of distant cousins with that name - yes, all from my cherished French Canadian family tree! Such a beautiful card, my friend! xx
    =]

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  3. Simply beautiful retirement card and one that I am sure Margaret will just love.

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  4. Soft and beautifully dreamy, Chriss ... love how you made this gorgeous card so personal for Margaret ... marguerites (and daisies!!) are such happy flowers! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

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