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A Gorgeous Grape Inspiring Iris Week - Day 1

Floral Essence Retirement Card

Two of my friends and team members retired recently.  It took me a while to get cards made for them.  I love how these cards turned out.  I hope they do.  I'm excited for them!  I see girl lunches in the future for a group of us!  Here is the card I made for them.  It actually does look better in person!

Floral Essence Retirement Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Kaye is a lover of purple.  That's where I started.  The base is Gorgeous Grape measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and folded at 5 1/2.  The next layer is Granny Apple Green that is 3 3/4 x 5.   Finally there is a Whisper White layer measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

Stamp the largest flowers from the Floral Essence stamp set in Gorgeous Grape.  Change the orientation of the stamp.  It's OK to stamp off the edge of the layer.  Now stamp the smaller flowers in Highland Heather working them in among the larger flowers.  Stamp the center in each flower with Daffoldil Delight.  Note that both flower sizes have their own center that fits it.  Add in leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Some seem to be attached to flowers and some leaves are just out there.  Fill in some of the empty spaces.  Color the leaves with the Light Granny Apple Green Blend.

Color all of the remaining white with the Light Pool Party Blend.

Wrap the White Baker's Twine around this layer 3 times.  Add to the card.

Floral Essence Retirement Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the label, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.  These words are in the Well Said stamp set.  Cut out the label with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Cut with the sentiment toward the left of the label.  Stamp a couple leaves and color in.  Stamp another flower in Highland Heather on white scrap.  Cut out and add to the label.  Add the label with dimensionals.

Floral Essence Retirement Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Tasteful Textures stamp set.  Add a flower in Gorgeous Grape.

Floral Essence for Retirement Card by Jo Anne Hewins

So Happy Retirement to Cindy and Kaye.  And pencil me in for lunch!!!

Floral Essence Retirement Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course with a different sentiment, this card could be perfect for any occasion.  Get stamping!  Thanks so much for your time today!

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