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Friday, June 25, 2021

Senior Years, Masculine Retirement Card, Well Suited, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Third time is a charm, right?  The first time I posted this card I set it up to publish a week ago. I don't know what I was thinking, so I changed the date and deleted the post date I didn't want. I ended up deleting the whole thing. UGH.  SO I tried it again. I had it all set to post and noticed something I wanted to change. I went to change it and I didn't have any luck so I did the CTRL Z thing and it backed up once but I needed more so I did it again and it all disappeared.  I tried all of the other CTRL tricks to get it back and had no luck, so here I am again trying to remember what I typed so I get all the info in correctly.  UGH.

I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I made a few little changes.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I set this piece aside.

I cut a 3-5/8" x 3-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Well Suited 12" x 12" package. I marked the right side at 2-1/2" and I set the piece on my paper cutter lining up the left bottom tip and the 2-1/2" mark and I cut the angle.  

Next I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Pacific Point card stock and I die cut a 2-3/8" circle. I made sure the circle was die cut as close to the corner edges as possible to use the least amount of card stock as possible.. After die cutting the circle I cut a 1-1/2" strip off the Pacific Point card stock.  Then the tips at the bottom of the piece were made. You can snip them or punch them. I still had the "Triple Banner" punch so I used it. I'm too lazy to find center and snip.  Once the piece was done, I cut it to 2-1/2".  Because the DSP was checkered, it was easy to line up that strip to get it straight. I taped that strip to the back of the DSP. I set it on top of the Basic White piece so I could see where to stamp the words.

The words on the Basic White piece are from the same "Senior Years" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then I textured it using the "Tasteful Textile" embossing folder. You want to stamp your words first because it's very difficult to get a nice solid stamp when you stamp on top of texture. Once the texturing was done, I glued the piece to the Pacific Point card base.

Then I glued the DSP piece to the top of the textured Basic White piece.

I stamped the cute little man using black Memento ink and I fussy cut him out. I colored his hair, eyebrows, pocket edges, center of the belt and pants using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen. I colored is face using the light Petal Pink Blends pen. I used a black marker for his shoes and belt. And his vest was colored in using my Pacific Point marker. There's no Pacific Point Blends pen, I checked!! I then set him in place on the circle using Dimensionals.

I added Dimensionals to the circle and I set it in place over the DSP on the right.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. I think it would make a nice Father's Day card or a birthday card too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this cute retirement card,


KardsbyKadie said...


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Sure glad you were able to post this card! Great card for a "senior" guy!