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May 9, 2012

Marbled Stains - Happy Retirement

I know just the perfect person to give this card to, but I'll have to hold on to it for another year or so, as she's not quite ready for retirement!

I just love the Hammock image from Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Retirement set, I only wish I could zap myself onto that Hammock!  Calgon take me away!  This image coordinates wonderfully with The Mighty Sea too!  On this card I used both the Hammock image and a portion of The Mighty Sea, stamping the images in Black Archival on Watercolor paper.  To add color to the watercolor paper I used the Marbled Stains Technique from A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2.  Once my watercolor paper was dry, I added color to the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, blending with Gamsol, then sponged Antique Linen on the bottom panel to resemble sand, and added some clouds to the top portion.  The sentiment can be found in the Happy Retirement set, I love the font, it goes perfectly with the nautical images!

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Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs The Mighty Sea, Happy Retirement
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card Stock - Celery, Watercolor, Black
Other - Non Stick Craft Mat, Spritz Bottle, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, Wild Honey Distress Stain, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Gun, Scallop Punch, Sponge Dauber, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, Nibs

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Yvonne Garner said...

Great card Lisa! I fel likei am t the beach!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful stamp and background!! Looks like i'm there!

Basement Stamper said...

I absolutely can imagine myself sitting in that hammock snoozing away :-)

Terry said...

Well Lisa, you now have all of us sitting by the seaside, so what is for lunch?? This is so relaxing and beautiful! Love this!

Greetings By Chera said...

Kim will have to have the morning nap.. I see me having my siesta in the afternoon.. that is beautiful Lisa!

Linda Carson said...

So dreamy and relaxing! Love it!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome background! Love the effect it looks like a lovely sunset! I am ready to take a nap on that hammock!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome background! Love the effect it looks like a lovely sunset! I am ready to take a nap on that hammock!

Kelley said...

Calgon? Ooooh, giving your age away!! LOL! AWESOME card!!

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