Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Best is Yet - Military Retirement

     My mother-in-law called yesterday to ask if I was making homemade cards for my husband's brother's retirement. He is retiring after 33 years in the Navy. For this card I created a rectangle swing card using an Elizabeth Craft die. This button is one that I salvaged from an old article of clothing. Sometimes when the buttons are super fun, I remove them and place them in the button jar.

Card and Envelope                           



     I love this Carta Bella "Old World Travel" paper. I have quite a bit of it in my stash. The old world map patterned paper and anchor stamp are perfect for a Naval retirement.
     The gems were BRIGHT gold, so I used a Copic marker to give them a dull, antique look.



Inside of Card
     Check my next entry. I made another retirement card, which I will be blogging about tomorrow.


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Old World Travel
     Solid Paper: Gina K - Blue Denim
                                         Moonlit Fog
                                         Black and Ivory
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rectangle Pull Card
                                                        Lighthouse
     Stamps: Gina K: Ship to Shore
                                 My Anchor                             
     Embellies: Gray Twine 
                       Gold Button

Challenges

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