Rest, Relax, Repeat

Retirement cardAhhh, wouldn’t it be nice to be doing exactly what this card says right about now? I wouldn’t mind a bit of R&R (&R) today.

This is a retirement card I made at the request of my bff for one of her coworkers. I can’t say that the design is entirely mine. I saw a card much like this somewhere on the internet and it stuck in my mind. When I was asked to make a retirement card, this design popped back up in my head and of course I couldn’t find the inspiration post to save my life. The curse of internet image searches… If any of you have seen a similar card before, please let me know so I can link it and give credit where it is due! Ok. Moving on.

Retirement card

Neat and Tangled’s Jounaling Alphas are perfect for this design. I cut all of the letters I needed from some bright red card stock and also from some fun foam – I happened to have red fun foam, can you believe it?! I think I got it at Michaels. I layered the red letters on top of the fun foam to give the card a little pop of dimension.
Retirement card

I carefully mounted all of my letters onto a panel that was slightly smaller than my A2-sized card base. I used a T-square ruler to get everything lined up just right. Both the panel and the card base are cut from Neenah Desert Storm card stock, and I decided to add a little bit of vellum behind my panel before adding it to the card base, just to break up the color a bit.

Retirement card

Only 30+ more years to go before I can retire!


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