Retirement Party Card!

Let me make one thing clear before we get started, I don’t normally name my cards! However, this one just had to be called ‘Retirement Party’ because it features all of the retiring In Colours and my favourite retiring bundle – Stitched All Around, and it has such a happy, party feel to it!

This card was created for the latest Global Design Project Challenge. Click on the link to find out more about these challenges, see other entries and join in. The sketch for the challenge is shown below…

Here is my take on the sketch…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a 13.9 x 10 cm layer of standard Whisper White cardstock which I have coloured using a Sponge Brayer. The colours used on this layer are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick.

I have cut lengths of each of the In Colour 2018-2020 Grosgrain Ribbons and stapled them to the coloured layer – I also used a small piece of Tear & Tape (positioned such that it would be covered by the die cuts) to hold them in place.

The large label from the Stitched Labels Dies is cut out of Whisper White cardstock and I have used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to create a splatter effect. The edge of the label is trimmed and it is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the long label from the Stitched Labels Dies. Again I have used a Stampin’ Write Marker to create a splatter effect. The sentiment piece is adhered to the larger label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The final touch is provided by some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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