Monday, June 8, 2015

Retirement - a new beginning

I made two cards this weekend to post today.  This post is all about one of the people I work with, who is retiring.  He's definitely looking forward to it.  He rides motorcycles, though not so much anymore, but he and his wife ride bicycles too.

Here's my card.

I've never used a bus before in a card, but this seemed an appropriate symbol.  AND it HUGE!  I usually make cards for large groups to sign by folding an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of cardstock in half.  I needed a large image.  I recently bought some Hero Arts digital ikits from A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies and thought I could do some entertaining things with it.  I'm happy with this card, blue for the sky, a piece of white for the road, yellow die cut sun and some white fluffy clouds to continue the good feeling.  The license plate has Ed... for his journey from work to retirement.  I touched the bus up with a Copic marker (Boooo) for some shading, rather than so much white.  I think I used Y19 on the big headlights and Y21 on the lower lamps.

This turned out to be a great masculine card.    

I'm entering the A2Z scrapbooking challenge of "Something New".  

Supplies
Hero Arts City Adventure digital (bus enlarged to fit across 8 1/4 inches on card)
Hero Arts Sentiments A Little (CL758 - Sunshine)
Hero Arts Sentiments July (CL054 - A Day to Celebrate) old clear set
Hero Arts Sentiments - Travel (AC031 - rest of stamped sentiments
Dies:
Little B Handwritten (celebrate & Congrats) die-cuts
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds
Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX
Cameo cut bicycle

6 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Wow it's a wonderful card Arlene!! Great masculine design!! Thanks for playing the June Challenge with us at a2z Scrapbooking!!

Chark said...

What a great card--he'll love it! Glad to see you joined us at a2z!

ThePurplePlace said...

Great card and IDEA for our "New Beginning's Challenge! Thanks for playing and good luck!! We loved seeing your card in our June Challenge at a2z Scrapbooking!!

Dawn Turley said...

superbly done Arlene. So pleased you joined us this month at a2z, with this beauty

Kristina B. said...

Great card! Ed will love it.
Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Great use of a digital file! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.