Friday, April 26, 2019

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons

Happy Friday, peeps and I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend.

My inspiration came from Leanne Johnson and I finally got around to creating the retirement card. The dinner for our pastor and his wife was Wednesday night but I had to cancel due to my back problem. So, here's the card I will get off in the mail to them today.



My card base is Thick Whisper White. I used a mat of Designer Paper from the Coastal Escape pad by KaiserCraft that looks like a beach and the sea. I adhered it to the card front BEFORE I realized I wanted the linen thread on it! Ugh!! But it is what it is!!! Since we are at the beach and "splish splashing" even though it's not in the tub with Bobby Darin, we can splish splash at Double Trouble Paper Crafting #26, Thing 1. If you haven't visited this blog and challenge, you are really missing out!


The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons and I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Copper Emboss Powder. I'm so pleased that my iPhone captured the "glow". It doesn't usually. That particular stamp set came out in 2017 so I'm playing again at Retro Rubber Challenge #109 with the "Anything Goes" theme.

I cut out two Adirondack chairs that can sub as beach chairs...very versatile, you know! They are cut from Bermuda Bay card stock with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. I gave the tops a little lift by bending them with my bone folder. I only glued the bottoms to the patterned paper.

For the inside, I printed out the bible verse from the challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You don't have to use the verse for the challenge, but I wanted to. This verse is the King James Version. I loved the font that WAW used.


I am partial to the New American Standard Bible, which reads: "The generous man will be prosperous. And he who waters will himself be watered." Pastor AND his wife have done that for years and they have both watered my soul, especially while Perry was so ill and after his death. They are a very special couple and I hope they will take time to relax before they go on to something new. They love cruises but for their retirement vacation, they are going on a safari...but not at Disney World! May they be refreshed and showered with many blessings for the generosity of their time in ministry and genuine love for people.

I adhered a mat of Bermuda Bay to the inner card base. Then I adhered the sentiment mat to that BEFORE I remembered I wanted to stamp a palm tree! I'm Quick Draw McGraw today! So, Stamparatus to the rescue! I also could have used my retired Stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up. I used the palm tree from the Beach Happy stamp set, which will be retiring in May. I stamped off once for the trunk and the fronds so it wouldn't detract from the verse. I used Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.

Thank you for stopping by and hopefully leaving a comment. I love them you know and I read every single one!

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17 comments:

  1. This is lovely, inside and out! I need to play with that set and dies some more!

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  2. Karen...haven't seen this set in ages! SO PERFECT for a retirement card... love the sentiment. I think your pastor will love this card... I would love to be sitting in those beach chairs! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Retro Rubber!

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  3. Sweet card! Love the beach scene with the two Adirondack chairs, perfect! :)

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  4. Perfect retirement card. They are bound to love it! So very thoughtful of you.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. The pastor's wife called yesterday to thank me for it!

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  5. Oh - this is great! And really embodies RETIREMENT!! I hope they enjoy their well-deserved next chapter! Wonderful card for them, Karen!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I will see them today and ask if they have discovered the next chapter yet.

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  6. Ahh!! I would love to be sitting on a beach right now with my hubby next tome on those chairs looking out to the Ocean and just breathing the sweet salty air.
    Beautiful sentiment that says it all.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Maria. You write such delightful comments!

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  7. Saw your comment in Double Trouble and would love you to come back and join our future fun challenges. Your beach card could be entered in our challenges for the Thing 1 "Splish Splash" and would love you to share with us...there is still time to enter today. Our fifth Monday is "Something, Anything and Every thing challenge which runs for one week, and then Sneak Peak for May is on our sidebar. Thanks for your interest and hope to see you in our challenges.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne, for so much encouragement...I am adding this to the challenge #26. I love your site!!

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    2. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  8. Great card, Karen! Such a thoughtful message for your retiring pastor. Your background is lovely - reminds me of my youth when I lived in Florida spending much of my time at the beach. Thank you for joining in at Double Trouble #26 and we hope to see you again on May 6 for #27!

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    1. Thanks much, Melanie. I entered #27 and I'm telling my brain to get going on #28!

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