Retirement Ahead

Today I am playing along with the current Less is More challenge to use the colors of your country’s flag to create a card.

I live in the USA, so my flag colors are red, white, and blue. Despite today being our Independence Day, I’m not in the mood to create a card for it. In exploring my index for an idea, I came across the Road Signed set and my brain went something like this….

Oooh, stop signs are red. Oh, but what would I do for blue? Oooh, rest area signs are blue. Oh, oh, oh, I could do a retirement card!!

So, that’s what I did.

Retirement | by karen @ carefree creations

The rest area sign is created on the computer – blue printer ink with white text; then I embossed the frame around it. The retirement sign started with the rectangle frame from Label Basics set, but the outside frame was much thicker…I trimmed it down.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Retirement
Stamps: Road Signed, Keep it Simple-Retirement, Label Basics, Special Delivery (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Watermelon Wonder (Stampin’Up); Black (Palette); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Road Signed dies (PTI); white embossing powder (Hero Arts);
Challenge: Less is More

2 thoughts on “Retirement Ahead

  1. I love this, Karen! Such great humour and a brilliant idea to link the colours to everyday objects. You’ve laid out a beautifully CAS design too – great use of empty space to draw the eye in to the focal point. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  2. This is fabulous ! A fun retirement card ! Love the road signs in our colour challenge as the focal point and a very clever idea with the black white stitched stripe border for the road ! Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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