Recently,  one of our neighbors retired as a school nurse after a long and successful career. We joined her friends and family for a party a week or so ago. I wanted to make a special card for her. Now that she is retired, I think card making is in her future! I used both the Beautiful You and the Well Said stamp sets for her card.

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Design Notes for Well Said Retirement Card:

Easel cards are fun to create. I wrote up a tutorial for one awhile back. You can see it here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait. For this card, I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make a strip that would hold the card up.

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I love the new Garden Lane Designer Paper and used it as the background for the front. I thought it looked a bit quilt like. Appropriate since my friend is a quilter!

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The joyful woman, from the Beautiful You stamp set, was first stamped in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in her dress, hat, etc with Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out all the colors.

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