Though I really like the concept, I'm not sure I care for how this retirement card idea turned out. What do you think?
Sailing Home is today's featured stamp set. I decided to stamp the sailboat a little off center on the card front using Memento Ink. Then I made a mask using a Post-It note.
Cutting or tearing into some copy paper can be done to create a negative mask for the card front. Does that sound like too much work? Well, then, here's my secret: I just cut the opening in the copy paper using the large die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. Washi tape was used to help hold it in place.
I brayered on some Pacific Point Ink to create the water using a Sponge Brayer after masking off the sky. I reversed the mask and then applied some Balmy Blue Ink to the sky. A few birds stamped in the upper left in black looks great.
A scrap of Whisper White card stock was used to stamp the sailboat again. After coloring in with some Stampin' Blends I cut it out. I wasn't thinking about the die I could have used from the Smooth Sailing Dies 🙁 so I just cut it out with my Paper Snips. I glued it in place over the sailboat on the card front. The dies also provided my wheel in the upper right corner, cut from Night of Navy card stock.
When cutting out your mask be sure to cut up to the sails and boat, at least along the right edge. I neglected to do that and ended up having to water color in the sky between the sails and lines on the top layer. I think it came out okay, don't you?
Pacific Point Ink was used to stamped the sentiment. I then grabbed a couple of the Layering Squares Dies to create the greeting element.
Would you like another retirement card idea? I think you'll really like this Adventure Bound Card.