A good friend of ours just retired after 39 years on the job.  A very festive Retirement Gala was held in his honor.  I know that Larry will be planning to spend alot of time on the golf course in his retirement (he had an 8 AM tee-time scheduled for the next morning!) so I made this card just for him.  Inside was a gift card to a local golf shop.


I don’t do too much punch art but I really had fun making this card, and it was so simple.  A piece of our new Soft Sky was used as the card base.  A piece of Wild Wasabi was repeatedly snipped with Paper Snips to create the grass look.  I ran a piece of Whisper White thru the Polka Dot textured embossing folder and used what would typically be the back, the depressed side, and punched it out to create the golf ball.  I hand snipped the Cherry Cobbler paper for the tee.  The Pennant punch created the flag which I mounted on a thin strip of Smokey Slate.  The clouds were punched with the Build-a-Cupcake punch.  A little bit of Smoky Slate was sponged around the edges of the clouds.

I used the new photopolymer stamp set Designer Typeset Stamp Set #132956 for the custom lettering and number on the flag.

This was the first time that I used that stamp set and it was really fun to put the letters together to make a custom message.  The fun part is that they don’t have to be perfect.

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So now you have some inspiration to make something for the golfer in your life.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I appreciate all of your comments and love to hear from you and know what you like.

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Mojo Monday 267

This week we had a great sketch to work with from the designers at Mojo Monday.  Here’s the sketch…

and here’s my take on it….

Mojo Monday 267My father-in-law is very ill and currently in the ICU.  I thought he needed something to cheer him up, and since my brand new “So Sorry” stamp set was just waiting to be used, it was a match made in heaven!  I love the grey herringbone pattern in the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper # 126906.  Nothing halloween-y about this pattern; it’s all masculine.  Just perfect for the base for a get-well card for a man.  I love the Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit color combination so it’s no surprise that this was the only color combination I even considered.  The little piece of ribbon is tied only in a knot, no bow here!   The flag in a striped pattern of Summer Starfruit sets off the grey, adding some cheerfulness without being girly.

I think the finished product is a winner!  Nice and cheery but still masculine.  And Dad seemed to cheer up a bit when I gave it to him so, mission accomplished.