Wednesday 16 March 2016


Hello my fellow crafters. I'm back with a CAS card today. This Friday one of the secretaries is retiring and so I needed a quick card as I have lots of other cards that need doing.

I have received the stencil only a few days ago and was itching to use it. I felt it would be apt for retirement and i could give it a sunset feel representing the end of an era.
So i taped it to the base card (linen effect) and using brushes I started with candied apple, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade. I then pulled the remaining ink off stencil with a makeup sponge.
The sentiment is stamped in black archival ink. It is from the word chains by Claritystamp. However retirement is made up from 4 stamps as I didn't have one that retirement. Can you guess which 4? Go on have a guess......

hugs, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simply less is more - one layer card: sentiment


  1. Very nice graduating colours xxx

  2. Fabulous, vibrant and clever take on showcasing the sentiment and a wonder one layer card too. Thanks for sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  3. A fantastic design for your retirement card Theresa and the colours are wonderful. Very clever to combine stamps to get the sentiment too. x

  4. Fun card and great way to improvise on the sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. Great colours, and how clever with the sentiment! I'm trying to think if the "Dream, Inspire, Remember" set could make this word. I can't remember the fourth word so not sure if it would give you a "t" to use. I'd love to know what you used! Super card!

    1. very close! i used the re of remember, the t of strength, ire from inspire, me from awesome and nt from brilliant. a lot of masking involved prior to inking the stamp. xx

    2. Wow Theresa! That's very impressive! *applause* x

  6. That stencil is just right for a retirement card and it's really clever how you created the sentiment. I'm sure your work colleague will love it. Karen x

  7. Hi this is a stunning retirement card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 7 “Clean and Simple” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  8. What a fun retirement card! Love the colors you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenges!

  9. You have reminded me that I still need to get a Candied Apple ink pad, your stencilling is immaculate!
    Super card too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Love that stencil, such a striking design. And very resourceful with your sentiment too!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More