Tuesday, April 27, 2010
With Appreciation Card & Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #1
Today's card is for my boss's boss. Her retirement party is next week, and of course I wanted to make her a card, but . . . "Happy Retirement" just doesn't seem appropriate when 1) she is being forced to retire early and 2) she is battling cancer. "Happy" just doesn't seem the right word for her right now. So I settled on "With Appreciation" because she truly shined at her job, and made things run so much smoother than they would have without her. She is certainly a role model for me, and I want her to know it.
For the card, I used the sketch for the Paper Dolls Challenge #1. I'm not a Doll, but they opened their challenge up to everyone at the PTI forum, so I thought I'd give it a try! It helped that it was a simple sketch and I think I followed the rules this time and it qualifies as my first challenge, LOL! I really enjoyed making it. I used some K&Co PP I've had around for a long time. I liked it so much I wouldn't use it, know what I mean? I'm trying to stop hoarding my favorite supplies so they actually DO get used! I also used some PTI papers, inks, and stamps, as well as a border punch, buttons and flowers. The flowers I colored with Copics to get the shades I wanted (they all started out white). I made a matching envelope, but of course I forgot to snap a picture of it!
Stamps: PTI--Boxes, Bags & Tags; PTI--Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI--Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist; K&Co. patterned papers
Ink: PTI--Summer Sunrise; Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear
Border Punch: EK Success
Buttons: PTI--Scarlet Jewel & Aqua Mist; stash
Copics: E00 & E50