Sunday, 13 April 2014

Life is Good - Enjoy the Journey

Hi again,
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "Journey"  This is one of my favorite themes, whether it's travel or learning, we are always on a journey to be better, to do better.
See how others incorporated the theme here:

So a little back story...our manager is retiring at the end of May. She has been a wonderful boss and we are going to miss her dearly. I wanted to make a retirement card for her to reflect a new journey in her lfe. After all, life is good.  It's all about perspective right?

Supplies used
Bo Bunny paper (Key Lime collection) 6x6
White textured cardstock 12x12
Glossy cardstock 12x12
Window plastic
Silhouette machine 
Plumeria print and cut file sized to 1 inch
Porthole SVG file (free download!) from sized to 51/2 inches
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Tim Holtz Distress Paint:  Weathered wood
                                       Brushed pewter
                                       Tarnished Brass
                                       Black soot
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:   Lemonade
                                       Broken China
                                       Stormy Sky
                                       Mowed Lawn
                                       Vintage Photo
                                       Walnut Stain
                                       Black Soot
Vivid inks by Clearsnap:  Apricot Ice
                                       Bermuda Blue
Stampscapes palm with huts 094G
Tim Holtz stamps. simple sayings CMS155
                             Wallpaper and wood CMS126

What I love most about this is the fact that everything started out as white cardstock (except fot the teal background paper) it's all ink and paint and a fabulous stamp from Stampscapes. I love using Stampscapes and blending ink colors. Make sure you use glossy paper for vibrant results and blendability.


  1. Gorgeous card, the scene is fantastic. You would never believe it started out as a piece of white card. Gorgeous design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Very nice project. The style is beautiful.