This week the Flourishes team focuses sets that are about to retire. Once they are sold out, you won’t be able to order them anymore.

I love this image from Country Home set and decided to combine it with the Card Creator dies. Two pieces of white cardstock were cut and embossed with a Matte A and Matting B Basics die, another with the second largest Fancy Weave Card Creator die. The image from Country Home was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the smallest rectangle and colored with Copic Markers (Grass: YG11, YG13, YG17    Trees: YG61, YG63, YG67, E33, E37   Road: E40, E42, E43, E44    Flowers: V17 Sky: B0000, B000, B00). It was first adhered to the slightly bigger layer, then to the weave layer.

The flowers on the side of the road are purple and my sky is blue….so it fits for this week’s Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Next I cut a piece of patterned paper with another Matte basic die and another piece of white cardstock, with the next size up Matte die. More white cardstock was cut and embossed with the biggest Fancy Weave die. The layers were adhered on top of each other and then added to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ card base, created out of cardstock from the Color Made Easy Emerald Coast collection.

Part of a sentiment from Cottage Home was stamped on white cardstock, cut and embossed with one of the Tailor-Made Classic Tag set dies.  Sky Blue Color Made Easy ribbon was tied into a bow. The sentiment was tied on it with embroidery floss and a button.

Check out what my fellow design team member have created today:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

25 Responses to “Happy Retirement”

  1. Oh the picture is just perfect for the occasion. Love the dies and the embellishment. Hugs! Mojca

  2. Wonderful design and colors. Your mats give it such a delicate look to the card.

  3. Beautiful! I am newly retired and loving it!

  4. This is so pretty Beate! I love the framing!

  5. Simply beautiful Beate!

  6. I love the double matting frames and such a beautiful image

  7. Just beautiful, Beate! Love the soft colors and your embellishments! Hugs

  8. This is gorgeous, Beate!! The coloring is so amazing on the image, it looks like it has texture to it!! The dies you used are beautiful together!! Stunning as always!! Happy Friday 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  9. I have always loved this particular image from this set. Those sweet trees just make me smile. Great pointillism to Beate.

  10. A beautiful card! Love it!

  11. Beautiful Beate. This is a wonderful set that I will be sad to see go. Great framing.

  12. I love how your little scene seems to disappear in the distance – so clever! Your colour application is perfect as usual and I love the lattice effect matting pieces. Simply beautiful Beate.

  13. Post card, picture perfect! Beautiful scene, coloring, and card design.

  14. You have such a talent for layering of different dies and textures! As always, your card is a piece of art. So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hope you are okay – I’ve been nearly AWOL for a couple of weeks…not enough hours in my days. Retirement is tough…lol!!! Hugs…

  15. Can’t understand why they would want to retire these gorgeous stamps. some of us are new at stamping and card making and learning where all these goodies are. It’s a lost to see them go. many great ideas and beautiful creations. Will miss them. but know new ones are going to be even better. …..hugs

  16. That is such a beautiful little scene…and the dies you’ve used for the frame are gorgeous!! I so LOVE your work, Beate!!

  17. Gorgeous, Beate!!

  18. What a gorgeous combination of beautiful Flourishes images and Spellbinders! Fabulous card, Beate!!

  19. amazing shading as always! such a beautiful card, Beate! so fresh! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

  20. Gorgeous card Beate! I love the framing and coloring.

  21. Such a lovely serene image, Beate. Beautifully layered dies, too x

  22. Oh Beate, I just love the look of this card. The background colors and dies create the perfect backdrop for this lovely image. As always, you coloring is the best! Have a great day!!

  23. Very pretty, Beate! Now I want that stamp set, even if it IS retiring! LOL

  24. Simply gorgeous!!! I sooooo want all those dies too 🙂 !!! Hugs ~S~

  25. Great image and love your layering of the framing!
    I gave the telescoping an image a try on my blog last week, my sister loved the card, thanks for your videos!

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