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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Retirement Watch

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!
A friend and former co-worker retired a few days ago and this is the card I made to send him. 

I began by creating my focal panel in a wood panel digital paper pattern. Next, I made the watch band using a strip of brown card stock and then adding a stitch pattern along the edges using a die from Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes. I found a clock face on line that I thought would match my color scheme and cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circles die and matted it with ivory card stock. Then I cut several gears from a Cheery Lynn Gears die set, adhered the clock face to the largest gear and then to the watch band which was popped on to the focal panel with dimensionals. The other gears from the gear die set were adhered randomly on the panel. The focal panel was then matted in ivory card stock and adhered to a brown card base.

My sentiment was composed and printed on ivory card stock and then all four edges were trimmed with craft scissors. On the inside I added my message/verse on an ivory panel that also had all four edges cut with craft scissors. Some gears were randomly adhered there as  well.

This completed my project. Thank you for visiting and leaving any comments. I sincerely appreciate them. Until next time, make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #121 - AG
Brown Sugar - Challenge #144 - AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge 83 - AG
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #31 - AG
Sister Act  -  Challenge #104 - AG
ABC Challenge  -  Challenge 5/1/15 - I is for Inspire
TTCRD  -  Challenge 4/28 - 5/4
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #181 - AG


Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous masculine retirement the gears and the watch and the wood panel background! Niiiiiiiiice!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Joyce N. said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome masculine card. I first saw it on Facebook and liked it there too.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love this card. I have such a struggle with masculine cards and you have nailed this one. Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! You did inspire us! Good luck and please join us again!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this card. The background is just great and those gears are perfect for a man-card. Well done!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely masculine card! tHANKS for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

Julie Gleeson said...

Oh I love your little Cogs! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT xox