Monday, May 16, 2016

Comfy Creatures Island Retirement Card with Eloise

Hi everyone, Eloise here and I’m going to be creating a fun retirement card that would be perfect for someone going to retire on a island somewhere, or I guess someone that’s dreaming about it would work too! I’m going to be using the new Comfy Creatures stamp set as my focal point, but I’m also going to be pulling in the kitty head from the Sending My Love set (a previously released set) and the island from the new Island Getaway stamp set too, since it works perfectly with the two little summery bodies in their bathers from the Comfy Creatures set.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Comfy Creatures and Island Getaway Summer Card by Eloise Blue.

To begin my card I chose the two summery looking bodies, the monkey’s head, flower and the two tails from the Comfy Creatures stamp set. I also took the little island from the Island Getaway set and the cat head from Sending My Love to stamp and colour too. To colour these in, I’m going to be using watercolours. I’ve been completely obsessed with water colouring everything lately!  I stamped out my images in black ink and clear embossed over them and then coloured in my images with Zig Clean Colour markers. To cut out all my images I used the coordinating dies from all three sets.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Comfy Creatures and Island Getaway Summer Card by Eloise Blue.

For a little bit of a different background I decided to cut down a piece of watercolour cardstock and then cut it at a diagonal to create two different angled panels. I thought it would be fun and a little bit of a different look. I used some Distress Inks on both pieces using various yellows on the top panel and blues on the bottom panel. I sort of figured it looked like sand and water I guess. I the splattered some water on to give a splotchy look – I love doing this! I adhered the two angled pieces together with some washi tape on the back side to make sure they don’t shift and then I added some fun foam at the back to permanently adhere them together and then adhered it onto my card base. I then took my images and mounted them all on foam adhesive and placed them down into the bottom right corner of my card. To finish off my card I stamped out the ‘Happy Retirement’ sentiment from the Comfy Creatures set and white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock. I also adhered this using foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. I just love creating island scenes and I think those little bodies from the Comfy Creatures set is just perfect and I also love how it works so well with other stamp sets and you can mix and match from previously released sets – just makes it that much more versatile!

Make sure you check back tomorrow and the rest of the week to see what the other design team ladies have designed! I’m sure they’re going to be fantastic. 

- Eloise 

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  1. Eloise - what a super cute and clever card - I just love what you have done to make this a retirement card!! So perfect - the coloring is awesome and I really like the way you did the 2 colored background - Super awesome!!

  2. Oh this card is just perfect Eloise! Most people do go vacationing when they retire! It is like the retired people have a better life than the working class LOL Great card!