Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let the relaxation begin! Happy retirement!

HI there, I hardly can believe it.. I blog for years now but this is actually my first retirement card. What happened lol????
I knew when I saw this Tilda in the Winner Collection – that this would be a nice use with this image.. not only to make cards for ladies who like this sport.
I did tape this time how I have created this background. Thought you might want to know since some of you liked last weeks Christmas card. 
You are going to find the tutorial tomorrow or on Saturday on my my new Youtube channel. I want to try to get a card done for Just Magnolia today.. not sure if I can pull it off. My day was busy today.
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So, I tried to keep this card fairly simple, to a sense maybe elegant but still used pinks and which girl does not like a fair amount of bling Smile??
The bumble bees wings have all been stickled and I have used some pretty heart shaped sparkly buttons.
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Stamps: Yoga Tilda you are the winner Collection 2011 – by Magnolia
available at Sir Stampalot

Dies:  for the reverse side and to create the pretty flowers are by Magnolia
available at Sir Stampalot
Design Papers: by Magnolia
available at Sir Stampalot
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Other: Spellbinder Square – large scalloped square, Spellbinder circle, lacy circle
Sentiments: all by Stampin up
white seam binding ribbon – I get mine on Ebay.. on a large spool. you can find it with the search word “Hug snug” than you can alter the white kind to any other color you need it.
Flowers/pretty pink leaves are by Wild Orchid Crafts

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Colors:
face: E0000/000/00/11/13/R20
Clothes: Pants N0/1/4/6/7
shirt: RV0000/R81/R85
black
Hair: E50/34/39/
Ground: W00/1/3/5
Halo: Bordering blue/Going Grey
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32 comments:

craftymum said...

gorgeous card Claudia and I have already subscribed to your You tube channel. Great videos
hugs sarah x

Jackie said...

stunning as always x

Heidi said...

OMG Claudia, this is SO wonderful. What a great image on a card like this-love it ♥ Your coloring is stunning like always, and I can't wait to see that video. I love to see you create. And it is so nice to hear your voice :)

Hugs and love
Heidi

Magda said...

Gorgeous!!!!
So, so nice done!! Beautifull!!
I love it.
Your coloring is special!!
Have a nice weekend
Magda

SandraW said...

Gorgeous, Claudia! Love it!
:-D

Hugs, Sandra

Kübchen said...

Eine weiteres Meisterwerk! Allein die Idee dieses Motiv für den Ruhestand zu nutzen ist schon Klasse! Die Karte ist bezaubernd! Ich liebe deine Colorationen!
Danke auch für die tollen Videos!
LG Marion

jan farnworth said...

very pretty card i love how it all came together.

Tonny said...

I realy love your blog. Your cards are very pretty

Greatings Tonny

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card and what a fabulous image for a retirement card. Off to check out your YouTube video now. Debs xx

Tineke's hobby said...

gorgeous card Claudia,lovely colours and great image.
Your other cards are so stunning.
Iám sorry i wasn't on blogs but i was not feeling well I can,t explain it on english sorry
Hugs Tineke

Sandra said...

Once again your card is lovely:) Sandra H

Danielle said...

Very very pretty Claudia, love the pink, and particularly love Tilda in the tree pose. She is the only one I got from that collection! What a lovely idea to use her on a retirement card. However, must tell you that retirement and relaxation don't always go together!!!!!!!!
Hugs.

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne

Sinikka said...

Oh Claudia was für eine super idee gerade diesen stempel für eine solche karte zu gebrauchen. Sieht klasse aus.
LG Sinikka

Zulma said...

Beautiful card Claudia! love the color combo, string and bling.Tilda looks fab. TFS, hugs, Zulma

Heide said...

What an adorable retirement card! The image is just perfect with the wording. cute papers too!

Kellylouj said...

OMG THIS IS AMAZING!

Kelly x

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Gorgeous!

Sol said...

This is Beautiful!... Love the Simpleness.... But yet so Stunning Embellished.. Love your colouring and the shading around her... And Sentiment and image is Perfect together!!!
And I love that the Design paper is repeated inside and on the backside.. :o)
Great Card!! :o)

Ankie vd Polder said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and picture just for this purpose. Hugs, Ankie

Miertje said...

Beautiful card !!!
Hugs, Miranda

petra,s cards said...

verry stunning!!!!!!
xx petra

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Elaina said...

What a pretty cars, I love your choice of colours and your colouring skills are wonderfull.

Jennette Warren said...

Luv Luv Luv your stuff!!! TFS!!!!
Also where did you get your personal stamp that goes on the back of your cards with you name on it.. its darling!!

Melissa S. said...

Yummy card today. Love the pink and I so look forward to the viedo on the background technique.

SannaS said...

WOW!!!! gorgeous card!!!!! love it!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

thestampangel said...

Great idea for this image. You are so creative. I never would of thought to use it in this way!
I would like to ask where you got the pretty heart shaped bling?

Thanks for sharing, Vicki

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chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! LOve your colours and Love your Tilda!
Chrissyxx
LOve the inside too!