Our theme this month for the team shoebox swap was Masculine Cards. I assumed, given the time of year, there would be lots of Father's Day cards. And since I like to be different (hehe), I thought I'd make my card a "happy retirement" card.
You know ... in honor of all those poor rubber stamps that Stampin' Up! is retiring this month. Sniff sniff.
I chose the Studio Sketches stamp set and watercolored it using an Aqua Painter and Classic ink pads. After cropping the image with a circle punch, I sponged the edges lightly. The patterned paper is from the Well Worn Designer Series Paper collection - a must have for masculine cards and projects. (Get it HERE before it's gone.) The Blue Denim Jean Ribbon coordinates perfectly and adds to the "manly" theme.
The "happy retirement" sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, which also includes happy birthday, happy father's day, happy graduation, and get well, just to name a few suitable for masculine cards.
Retirement Reminder: The last day to order retiring stamps and accessories is May 31, 2012. Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last and some items are already sold out. Check the list of accessories HERE. Items with an "X" in the far right column are sold out.
Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (W-115370), Studio Sketches* (W-116974, C-122222)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977), River Rock (109010), Bravo Burgundy (105214), Basic Black (101179), More Mustard (103162), Marina Mist (119668), Jet Black StazOn (101406), More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker* (100076)
Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Watercolor Paper (122959), River Rock Textured Card Stock* (121078 - 12 x 12 Neutrals Assortment), Well Worn Designer Series Paper* (122359)
Tools: 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Aqua Painter (103954), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Blue 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon (125053)
*Available until May 31, 2012 or while supplies last